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.

Immunization Infrastructure

The availability of safe and effective immunizations plays a vital role in the control and prevention of infectious disease. Read more »

Building Community Action Teams: A Framework for Improving Influenza Immunization Uptake

Building Community Action Teams A Framework for Improving Influenza Immunization Uptake

Collaboration and communication between public health agencies and the communities they serve is imperative to promote, improve, and maintain health for all. The formation of community action teams has become increasingly prevalent as an effective way to address health barriers and issues within a community. This framework was created to assist health agencies in the development and utilization of community action teams to strengthen community partnerships and improve influenza immunization uptake and other public health outcomes.

For additional information, see the ASTHOReport: Improving Influenza Immunization Uptake Through Community Partnerships.

Immunization Information Systems Factsheets

ASTHO, in collaboration with HealthTech Solutions and CDC, and with input from ONC and CMS, developed technical factsheets for state health agencies interested in learning, assessing, and applying for 90/10, 75/25, or 50/50 Medicaid match funding opportunities. The factsheets describe key components of each match program, how the program relates to immunization information systems (IIS), and how public health and state Medicaid agencies may jointly request these federal matching funds to support data exchange with an IIS and use of an IIS by providers to improve health outcomes for persons served by Medicaid. The fact sheets are based on the most current information available as of June 2018. For further information, please visit CDC’s Meaningful Use and Immunization Information Systems website.

Identifying And Vaccinating Uninsured Adults - Strategies and Practices

The Identifying and Vaccinating Uninsured Adults guide was created to assist state and local immunization programs and their partners in identifying and vaccinating uninsured and underinsured adults. This guide includes strategies, practices, and resources from thirteen selected state immunization programs and their partners that have implemented activities or programs to improve access to vaccines for vulnerable adult populations. Persistent themes within the guide include how to identify and reach uninsured populations; tools and activities to incorporate into adult immunization programs; clinic operation practices to facilitate successful incorporation of adult vaccination services; and maximizing limited resources.

Immunization Resource Guide

ASTHO 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.

Immunization Legislation

Vaccine Finance

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 »

Meeting Summaries

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.


Jim Blumenstock, Chief Program Officer, Health Security
Meredith Allen, Senior Director, Immunization and Infectious Disease
Kimberly Martin, Director, Immunization
Elizabeth Ruebush, Director, STD, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis
Alyssa Farmer, Senior Analyst, Infectious Disease Preparedness
Shayla Woodson, Administrative Coordinator