Immunization Services Division (ISD)
The Immunization Services Division (ISD) aims to protect individuals and communities from vaccine preventable diseases throughout the lifespan.
- Lead and implement national vaccination programs through the lifespan and oversee the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program
- Ensure safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases; set nation’s immunization schedule and monitor its impact based on latest available evidence
- Support state and local health departments with funding and technical assistance to immunization programs
- Monitor use and estimate vaccination coverage to determine where additional efforts are needed
- Vaccines: We oversee public sector vaccine purchase and distribution.
- Vaccine Programs: We administer the VFC and Section 317 Immunization Program for 64 awardees by guiding program accountability, evaluation, and providing technical assistance.
- Surveillance: Our scientists lead vaccination coverage assessment across the lifespan, evaluating methods to improve immunization service delivery, and assessing the impact of interventions.
- Information Systems: Facilitate the use of immunization information systems to ensure that immunization programs and providers have the data they need for decision making.
- Education: We provide education, materials, and training for the public, healthcare providers, and partners.
ISD works with domestic partners including VFC awardees, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, vaccine manufacturers, clinical and public health partner organizations, and many others.