The ASTHO Immunization Project functions as a liaison between the states and the federal government, ensuring that state perspectives are recognized in the implementation of federal policy and programs and that states are informed about national policy initiatives, programs, and other activities.
ASTHO Immunization Policy Statement
The availability of safe and effective immunizations plays a vital role in the control and prevention of infectious disease. Read more »
This Immunization Resource Guide was created to collect innovative best practices and information to help our members and partners consider potential methods to increase access to vaccines and rates of vaccination. The information is categorized into eight topic areas: Vaccine Finance, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Childhood and Adolescent Vaccination, Adult Vaccination, Healthcare Provider Vaccination, Infrastructure, Immunization Information Systems and Meaningful Use, and Communication.
Browse and download audience-tested advertising templates your health agency can use to promote vaccination in your state -- free of charge!
The ads were developed in conjunction with ASTHO's report on vaccine communication, Communicating Effectively About Vaccines. The results of this survey suggest that pediatricians, public health officials and the CDC are seen as reliable sources of information on vaccine issues.
Real-time state legislative tracking on select issues is available on our website.
Legislative summaries from previous sessions are also available.
Federal funding for vaccines can be grouped into two programs: the Vaccines for Children program (VFC) and the Section 317 Immunization Grant Program. A number of states have additional programs to support the provision of vaccines. Read more »
Increase in Vaccine Administration Rates: Summary of State Stakeholder Meetings – reports on a series of information gathering sessions with state stakeholders to gain important baseline information on a provision to increase reimbursement for the administration of vaccines
National Vaccine Plan Implementation: Summary of Stakeholder Meetings – reports on a series of stakeholder meetings that were held to gain input on effective solutions to barriers for achieving the goals specified in the 2010 National Vaccine Plan
School-Located Vaccination Clinics Meeting Summary – presents highlights of discussion and key recommendations from a November 2010 meeting, and examines strategies that were discussed to establish SLV, particularly for seasonal influenza, as a broader, sustainable societal norm going forward
Immunization Registries Summit Summary – provides highlights and next steps from an August 2010 meeting to review the status of immunization registries
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Nationwide Map of Estimated Child Immunization
Vaccine Refusal Brief
Adult Immunization Fact Sheet
Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
ASTHO Immunization Information Systems Position Statement
CDC Childhood Immunization Public Service Announcements – Print Ads
ACOG Immunization for Women
Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer
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