Adult Vaccination Resources

The following professional materials are designed as ready-to-use resources to help healthcare professionals educate adults about the importance of vaccination and implement strategies to improve adult vaccination rates. NFID has also developed specific resources for pneumococcal vaccination.

Appointment Reminder Cards
Use on the back of appointment cards (either mailed or handed to patients) to remind patients about the importance of vaccination.

Office Closed and On Hold Scripts
Suggested scripts can be incorporated within the office's main recording, urging patients to be proactive about their health by asking about vaccination.

Patient Fact Sheet and FAQs
Designed to give patients "at a glance" facts about the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and why vaccination is important to protect adults against serious infectious diseases.

Poster and Tabletop Tent Card
Remind patients and office staff about the importance of vaccinating adults to prevent serious infectious diseases. Display prominently in waiting rooms, local pharmacies, or other healthcare settings to encourage patients to ask about immunization. 

Practice Newsletter/Web Article
Use this customizable article to educate patients about the importance of adult immunization against infectious diseases.

Reminder Email
Use this customizable email to remind patients to get vaccinated to protect against infectious diseases.

Reminder Postcards
Mail to patients or their adult children to remind them to get vaccinated against serious infectious diseases.
Adult Patients  
Adult Children of Older Parents

Sample Standing Orders (Immunization Action Coalition)
Standing orders allow non-prescribers to vaccinate patients based on specific criteria developed and approved by an authorized prescriber of medical care. Standing orders have been shown to have significant impact on improving vaccination rates. 

Vaccine Tracking Tools for Adults
Compilation of adult vaccine tracking tools and resources

Related Links
Comprehensive list of additional resources and tools


Seasonal Influenza Immunization: Strategies for Protecting Older Adults

Online continuing education activity jointly developed by National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID) and mdBriefCase Group Inc.