Routine Immunizations on Schedule for Everyone (RISE)

Let's Rise Initiative. Image of 2 children and a woman with bandaids on their arms after getting vaccinated.

Let’s RISE is a CDC initiative to provide actionable strategies, resources, and data to support getting all Americans back on-schedule with their routine immunizations to protect everyone from vaccine-preventable disease and disability.

Take Action to Get Routine Vaccinations Back On-Schedule

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a concerning drop in routine immunizations for children and adults. Routine vaccination is rebounding but unevenly and has not yet recovered among all groups. Many children and adults that delayed vaccination during the pandemic are still behind schedule. While we continue to investigate the impact of the pandemic on routine immunizations, it is crucial that we take steps to help get everyone back on schedule with their routine immunizations. Children and teens can still catch up on vaccinations even if they start late.

Two girls smiling. Text: Before heading back to school, let’s catch up on routine vaccines.

Help children get a healthy start to a new school year by spreading the word on recommended routine vaccines.

Check out these factsheets for an overview of what CDC data tell us about the state of routine vaccination.

CDC Calls to Action

  • 2023/24 Back To School Routine Immunization Catch-Up: Late summer is usually a time many families begin preparing to send their children back to school. This is a crucial time to communicate with families to add routine childhood vaccinations to their back-to-school checklist.
  • Strengthening Adult Vaccination: A majority of U.S. adults are missing routine vaccinations. All adult providers, across the healthcare spectrum, can take action to improve vaccination of adults.

Strategies and Resources for Healthcare Professionals, Schools and Partners

Use evidence-based strategies and available resources to encourage catching up on routine vaccinations and communicate why being up to date on routine vaccinations is critical for staying healthy so that families and adults can make informed decisions.

Let's Rise. Getting routine immunizations back on-track is a goal that we can achieve by working together

Strategies to Increase Vaccination Rates

Patient Education Talking Points and Visual Aids

Data for Action

Utilize the latest research and data on trends in vaccination rates and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on routine vaccination coverage to find and protect communities that have fallen behind on vaccinations:

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Publications and Online Reports

State of Vaccine Confidence Reports

CDC Vaccination Coverage Estimates

Press Releases