According to the CDC, vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 730,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years.1 For every $1 invested in vaccines, an estimated $10.20 is saved in direct medical costs.2 But more patient education is needed to improve vaccination rates. The LAFP offers resources to help you care for your patients from birth to advanced age. These include current immunization schedules, clinical recommendations, patient education resources and information on vaccine-preventable diseases.
2023 Immunization Schedules
- Schedules Overview
- Birth to 18 Years
- Catch-up Schedule
- Shots App: Quick Access to Vaccine Schedules
Influenza and Other Diseases
- Web Page: Seasonal Influenza Prevention
- Clinical Guidance Resources
Practice Planning for COVID-19 and Influenza Viruses
Guide to Creating a COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu) Action Plan: Adults 65 Years and Older
COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu) Medical History Form: Regular PDF and Fillable PDF
- Recommendations: 2022-2023 Influenza Vaccine
Resources to Support Your Patient Vaccine Conversations
Vaccine Resources to Support Critical Patient Conversations Vaccines are the best way to protect against potentially deadly diseases. But many patient still have questions when its time to get vaccinated. These resources can help you with those difficult conversations.
- How to Approach Conversations With Parents About Routine Pediatric Vaccinations
- Building Confidence When Talking to Parents About Children’s Vaccines
- Explaining the Vaccine Safety System
- Counseling Guide: Anticipatory Guidance to Recommend Routine Vaccination for Adults
- Email Template: Messages to Use in Vaccine Communications
- Patient Education Infographic: What Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Vaccines for Kids
These tools are developed in collaboration with Pfizer, Inc.
Free CME Immunization Courses
- Increasing Adult Immunization Rates Among African American Communities (Up to 21 Credits)
- Improving Vaccine Confidence: An Educational Series (On-Demand & Live)
Patient Vaccine Education
This short video supports your patient conversations about getting vaccinated. It explains that vaccines are extremely safe and why it's important to health at all stages of life.
They can read more in the Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact article.