Recommendations and Guidelines
Vaccine Recommendations for Emergency Situations
- Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Required immunizations for emergency responders and vaccines with no indicator.
- Questions and Answers About Immunization Recommendations Following a Disaster
Answers questions such as "How will evacuation centers receive adequate vaccine to immunize evacuees?"
- Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster
The purpose of these recommendations is two-fold:
- To ensure that children, adolescents, and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases in accordance with current recommendations. Immunization records are unlikely to be available for a large number of adult and child evacuees. It is important that immunizations are kept current if possible.
- To reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in large crowded group settings.
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Content last reviewed on April 13, 2009
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases