Patient Education Videos for Your Practice!
Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled TV.
New Jersey Immunization Network Adult Immunization Survey – Please Participate!
(9/19/17) While awareness of issues surrounding adult immunizations have increased in New Jersey, our rates lag behind recommended targets and remain lower than in most other states. To better hone our strategies and activities focusing on increasing state vaccination levels among adults, members of the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) are asking you to complete this 5-6 minute survey that will help determine NJIN priorities, emerging needs and challenges, and help shape the agenda for the 2018 Adult Immunization Congress.
The New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) is a joint initiative led by NJAFP and the NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP). NJIN's mission is to protect the health of all individuals through timely, age-appropriate immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers about vaccine safety and benefits. NJIN is a statewide coalition with members representing public and private entities. For more information about NJIN and how you can become a member, please visit http://www.immunizenj.org/
New Jersey Immunization Information Network (NJIIS)
Did you know that the NJIIS is a lifespan registry and can accept immunization information on New Jerseyans of any age? Through NJIIS you can obtain a complete and accurate immunization history for a new or continuing patient; produce immunization records, reduce paperwork, manage your vaccine inventory and much more. The Maternal and Child Health Consortia also provides free training to health care providers and their staff on using the NJIIS. For a list of training opportunities in your county, visit https://njiis.nj.gov/njiis/jsp/trainingschedule.jsp
ACIP 2017 Immunization Schedule for Adults
In October 2016, ACIP approved the 2017 Immunization Schedule for Adults aged 19 years or older, effective February 1, 2017. Changes to the schedule include Influenza, Hep B, HPV and Meningococcal Disease. To view or print the 2017 Immunization Schedule and find patient resources and interactive tools, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html
Download the CDC Vaccine Schedules App
Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can immediately access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes using the CDC Vaccine Schedules app. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. NOTE: If you previously downloaded the tool, check that you have version 4.0.1 with 2017 schedules and footnotes.
Communication Strategies and Recommendations for the Upcoming 2017-18 Flu Season - A Live Online Webinar presented by VICNetwork
Archived webinar and slides available at http://www.vicnetwork.org/category/events/archived-webinars/
Presented on August 30, 2018, this year’s influenza vaccine webinar provided a review of the 2016-17 Influenza Season and Summary of 2017-18 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations. Speakers from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave important information about what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine recommendations along with updates on the communication plans by the CDC and resources that will help you with your national, state and local influenza vaccination education efforts.
National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit
August is National Immunization Awareness Month - promote the importance of immunizations with your staff and patients with this communications toolkit! The 2017 NIAM toolkit contains key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, sample social media messages, links to web resources from the CDC and other organizations, as well as logos, web banners, posters and graphics for your use.
UPDATED! Get Your Immunization Standing Orders Templates
We know how hard it is to navigate current immunization guidelines. In order to help your healthcare team assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations, the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), in conjunction with Pfizer, has provided downloadable Standing Orders templates for twelve adult vaccines.
Pneumoccocal Vaccine Timing
Confused about when to offer the right dose of pneumoccocal vaccine? See this CDC infographic for help.
Raise Immunization Rates in Your Practice
Vaccines are one of the most important parts of staying healthy in adulthood. Get the support and resources you need to raise immunization rates in your practice, protect your patients, and increase revenue. Join the American College of Physician’s (ACP) I Raise the Rates program, a quality initiative dedicated to raising adult immunization rates in New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas. Benefits include access to a monthly newsletter, coaching calls, and support from an expansive network of physicians, nurses and public health professionals to help you succeed in raising the rates. You’ll gain expert insights into methods for quality improvement, patient communication, billing and coding, and involving residents and staff to build a culture of immunization in your practice. For more information on how to join the I Raise the Rates initiative in New Jersey, contact Michael Cestare, program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is supported by funds from Pfizer.
NJAFP Receives "Best in Class Award" for Pneumococcal QI Program
NJAFP was recently presented with a Best in Class Award by the Alliance for Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals (ACEhp) for its quality improvement program focused on improving Pneumococcal immunization rates in New Jersey. As a result of this quality improvement and education program, the participating practices raised their Pneumococcal vaccine rates by over 22% within a one-year period.