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In the Spotlight

Recommended Vaccination / Immunization Schedules

  • Adult Vaccination Schedule
  • Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
  • Catch-up Schedule
  • Make a vaccination schedule for your child (birth to 6 years)
  • Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
  • More items

News & Events

  • News, Newsletters, & Listservs
  • What's new on the NIP website
  • Calendar of vaccine related events
  • NIP events and programs
  • National Immunization Conference (NIC)
  • More items

Frequently Asked For

  • Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunization booklet
  • Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
  • ACIP recommendations (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)
  • Vaccinations required for Travel
  • Immunization Requirements by State
  • Immunization Records
  • More items


  • Flu information
  • Smallpox information
  • Diseases preventable in children and adults
  • Disease chart (prevention of, FAQs, brief description, news)
  • Diseases that still exist
  • Risks of not vaccinating your child
  • More items


  • How vaccines prevent disease
  • Importance of vaccines
  • Vaccine chart (FAQs, history, news, side-effects, etc.)
  • The ABCs of Childhood Vaccines (video and slides)
  • Vaccine Quiz
  • Vaccine development, testing, and approval process
  • Status of Licensure and Recommendations for New Vaccines
  • Recalls
  • Vaccines Timeline
  • More items


  • NIP publications list
  • Protect the Circle of Life (American Indian & Alaska Native materials: coverage levels, publications, contact information, etc.)
  • Healthy People 2010
  • Guide to Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
  • Vaccines Across the Life Span
  • Accelerated Development of Vaccines
  • More items

Vaccine Safety

  • Vaccine safety issues: A-Z
  • Overview of vaccine safety
  • Side effects
  • Report a suspected side effect (VAERS)
  • Vaccine Injury Compensation
  • Evaluating immunization information on the Internet
  • More items

Why Immunize?

  • What if we stopped immunizations?
  • Why immunize?
  • Ten things you should know
  • Six common misconceptions
  • More items

Information in Spanish

  • NIP website in Spanish
  • Videos
  • Anthrax disease information
  • Infant immunization poster
  • TV PSA (The Promise)
  • Healthfinder® website in Spanish
  • Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules in Spanish
  • La Gripe (La Influenza)
  • Hojas de Información
  • Guía para los padres sobre las vaunas infantiles
  • ¿Qué pasaría si suspendiéramos las campañas de vacunación
  • More items


Healthcare Professionals

In the Spotlight

News, Calendar & Events

  • News, Newsletters, & Listservs
  • Calendar of Events
  • NIP Events and Programs
  • More items

Recommended Vaccination / Immunization Schedules

  • Vaccine Quiz
  • Make a vaccination schedule for your patient
  • Childhood and Adult vaccination schedules
  • Catch-up schedule
  • More items

Vaccine Safety

  • Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Centers
  • Simian Virus-40
  • Vaccine safety issues: A-Z
  • Overview (history and NIP's efforts)
  • The provider's role
  • Contraindications (who should not be vaccinated)
  • Reporting vaccine reactions (VAERS)
  • Vaccine Safety: Training and Education
  • Injuries / compensation
  • Vaccine safety research
  • Vaccine safety data-sharing
  • More items


  • ABCs of Childhood Vaccines presentation
  • Vaccines chart (vaccine information statements, contraindications, clinical FAQs, ACIP, pink book, in the news, resources)
  • FAQs
  • ACIP recommendations
  • Checklist for child health care providers
  • Childcare providers role
  • Understanding Vaccines
  • Vaccine Quiz
  • Vaccines Timeline
  • More items


  • Publications - videos, slides, booklets, etc.
  • Vaccine information statements
  • Immunization practice toolkit
  • Pink book (Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases)
  • Surveillance manual
  • Vaccines Across the Life Span
  • ACIP statements (MMWRs) (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)
  • More items

Vaccine Storage & Handling

  • Vaccine storage and handling toolkit
  • Ten errors in vaccine storage and handling
  • Protect your vaccines - temperature log
  • Emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories
  • Vaccine management: handling and storage details
  • Vaccines for Children Program
  • Recalls
  • More items

Reminder Systems

  • Immunization Registries
  • Increasing adult vaccination rates
  • Strategies for reminding patients
  • Studies on effectiveness of strategies
  • The challenge of vaccinating vulnerable children
  • More items

Education / Training

  • Courses, self-study, etc.
  • Broadcast updates & resources
  • PHTN course catalog
  • Opportunities for students/ fellows within CDC
  • Outside training sources
  • More items

Diseases & Surveillance

  • Disease chart (clinical FAQs, in the news, VPD surveillance manual, short description, history)
  • Chronic diseases
  • New Vaccine Surveillance Network
  • More items

Patient Education

  • Flu - patient education materials
  • Materials for patients & staff
  • Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations (booklet)
  • Six Common Misconceptions
  • Helping parents who question vaccines
  • More items

Software Tools

  • VACMAN (Vaccine Management System)
  • AFIX (Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange)
  • CASA (Clinic Assessment Software Application)
  • More items


  • Vaccinating pregnant women
  • Vaccine management 
  • Control of VPD in long term care
  • More items

Research and Development

  • Status of Licensure and Recommendations for New Vaccines
  • Evolution of vaccines
  • Jordan Report: accelerated development
  • Needle-free injection technology
  • VISI (Vaccine Identification Standards Initiative)
  • More items



In the Spotlight

Related Websites

    For example:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Nurses Association
    • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
    • Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists
    • Institute of Medicine
    • WHO (vaccine surveillance, diseases, research, and supply)

Other Immunization Sites

    For example:
    • All Kids Count
    • American Immunization Registries Association
    • End of Polio
    • Every Child By Two
    • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations
    • Immunization Action Coalition
    • Institute for Vaccine Safety
    • Sabin Vaccine Institute

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • CDC travel information
  • National Center for Infectious Diseases

Program Managers

  • Program Managers' contact list
  • Immunization Program Operations Manual

Government Agencies

  • Administration on Aging
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Office for Civil Rights (HIPAA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
  • National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO)

State and Local Health Departments

  • State and local health departments
  • State Immunization Program websites
  • Survey Results: state vaccine safety activities
  • State health profiles

ACIP  (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)

  • ACIP members
  • ACIP meetings
  • ACIP recommendations
  • More on ACIP

Programs & Events

  • National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
  • National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
  • New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN)
  • Racial and Ethnic Adult Disparities in Immunization Initiative (READII)
  • More items


Media / Press

In the Spotlight

Press Releases

  • NIP-related press releases
  • CDC press releases
  • HHS press releases

Recent Studies & Reports

    For example:
    • Institute of Medicine studies and reports
    • WHO's reports
    • Immunization Safety Review reports
    • Archived studies and reports

Recent Major News Stories

  • Bioterrorism-related news
  • More items

Contact Information

  • Contact a media representative

Resources for Reporters

  • Influenza (Flu) information
  • About NIP
  • Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations
  • Guide to Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
  • Other related websites
  • Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)
  • Six common misconceptions
  • FAQs on Immunization Registries

Immunization Rates

  • School Entry Immunization Assessment Survey
  • National Immunization Survey (NIS)
  • Statistical sources

International News

  • Current efforts on polio eradication
  • Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategic Plan

Linking to NIP Website

  • Permission to link
  • Making NIP your home page/bookmark/shortcut


    For example:
    • Congressional testimonies
    • FDA's ongoing vaccine-related efforts
    • Bioterrorism-related Congressional testimonies



Traveler News

  • Current news stories for travelers
  • Disease outbreak news

Traveler Reference Materials

  • Frequently requested information for international travel
  • Animal importation
  • Medical examination of aliens
  • Traveling with children
  • Special needs travelers (disabilities, pregnancy, HIV, etc.)
  • Cruise ships and air travel
  • Risks from food and water


  • Travel related diseases
  • Disease information by destination
  • Current outbreaks of diseases by country

Traveler specific vaccinations

  • Vaccination schedules
  • Travel clinics
  • Travel hotline phone numbers
  • Immunization records
  • Vaccine recommendations for infants and children
  • Comprehensive yellow fever vaccination requirements
  • Purchasing information for International Certificate of Vaccination
  • Children under 2 may need to receive additional diphtheria booster prior to international travel
  • Information for travelers with altered immunocompetence, including HIV

State Health Departments

  • Health departments (select by state)
  • Travel warnings from State Department

Other Related Websites

  • Websites other than CDC
  • Division of Quarantine-Laws and Regulations
  • Pan Am Health Organization
  • International Society of Travel Medicine
  • U.S. Customs Travel Information
  • WHO Travel & Health
  • Health Canada
  • Travel Medicine Professionals


Contact Us

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Contact Webmaster
  • Reporting dead links or problems with this site
  • Suggestions for improvements
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  • Questions about this site

First Time Visitor

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Need Assistance?

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  • Making NIP your home page
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Glossary & Acronyms

  • Glossary of terms
  • Acronyms defined


About NIP


  • NIP mission and strategic plan
  • Most recent NIP Annual Report
NIP Divisions / Branches
  • Data Management Division (DMD)
  • Epidemiology & Surveillance Division (ESD)
  • Immunization Services Division (ISD)
  • Global Immunization Division (GID)
Grants / Funding
  • CDC notices and public comment
  • CDC grants and cooperative agreements
  • NIH grants and Funding Opportunities
  • RFP solicitations
  • CDC funding opportunities

Vaccine Related Programs

  • Programs in brief: Immunization
  • Adult and adolescent immunization
  • Development of immunization registries
  • Immunization grant program
  • Immunization safety
  • Influenza immunization
  • Tracking vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Vaccines for Children program

Copyright / Policies

  • Copyright statement page
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • CDC's privacy policy notice


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  • Student and intern opportunities
  • Careers at CDC

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