The National Immunization Program (NIP) is a part of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a disease-prevention
program, NIP provides leadership for the planning, coordination, and conduct
of immunization activities nationwide.
In carrying out its mission, NIP:
- Provides consultation, training, statistical,
epidemiological, and technical services to assist health departments in
planning, developing, and implementing immunization programs.
- Supports the establishment of vaccine supply
contracts for vaccine
distribution to state and local immunization programs.
- Assists health departments in developing vaccine
management systems to
- facilitate identification of children who need vaccinations
- help parents and providers ensure that all children are immunized
at the appropriate age
- assess vaccination levels in state and local areas
- monitor the safety and efficacy of vaccines by linking vaccine
administration information with adverse event reporting and disease
- Administers research and operational programs for
and control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Supports a nationwide framework for effective
designated diseases for which effective immunizing agents are available.
- Supervises state and local assignees working on
Plan for 2000-2005.* Use this version (.pdf) for printing and
*Accessibility note: Text-reader version of
strategic plan (.rtf).