Strategies for Increasing
Adult Vaccination Rates
page lists strategies for increasing adult immunization rates and
suggests how to apply these strategies to immunization against influenza.
These strategies are most appropriately used in years when the influenza
vaccine supply is adequate. A general discussion of these strategies
can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/adultstrat.htm
standing order is helpful during influenza campaigns when a large
number of people need vaccination, and an individual physician’s
order for each patient is impractical.
Standing order example (.pdf)
An office computer can be programmed to print a list of patients
with medical conditions that put them at high risk for influenza
and for whom the influenza vaccine is recommended.
Chart reminders can range from a colorful sticker to a comprehensive
checklist. These reminders can be placed in prominent positions
in the charts of high-risk patients, indicating that they will
need influenza vaccine at the next visit.
Chart reminder sample
The Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) is useful for
providing basic information about this season's influenza vaccine
and allows patients to ask questions and get feedback.
Vaccine Information Statement (flu example) (.pdf)
These records help patients keep track of the vaccinations that
they have received and can indicate when additional vaccinations
are needed, such as the annual influenza vaccination.
Personal health record example (.pdf)
Note: Supporting files that are now available only as .pdf
files soon will be available in text-only format (.rtf) for screen-reader
devices. Until then, please contact NIPINFO@cdc.gov