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.
The availability of safe and effective immunizations plays a vital role in the control and prevention of infectious disease. Read more »
Immunization Resource Guide
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.
Vaccine Safety Communication Resources
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.
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 »
, MA, Chief Program Officer, Health SecurityKathy Talkington
, MPAff, Senior Director, Immunization and Infectious DiseaseVirginia Dolen
, MS, Director, Emerging InfectionsKimberly Martin
, Director, Immunization