Immunization is one of the greatest public health achievements of all time, and ob-gyns play a crucial role in adult and maternal immunization. ACOG’s Immunization Department and Immunization Expert Work Group have worked diligently to increase provider education and encourage ob-gyns to recommend and provide vaccinations to their patients. Originally created in 2010, the “Immunization for Women” website was redesigned and re-launched on January 30, 2015 to keep up with ever-changing technology and expand upon ACOG’s available resources on immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases. The newly enhanced “Immunization for Women” website is designed to provide obstetrician-gynecologists with up to date information on immunization recommendations, best practices, and patient education and to empower women with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about immunizations.
The section on Pregnancy, accessible from the homepage and navigation bar, has been improved to ensure that information on immunizations during pregnancy is always up to date and easily accessible. The website now also features a redesigned homepage with rotating carousel that highlights pertinent immunization news and resources, as well as quick links to the latest immunization news, CDC immunization schedules, and the ACOG bookstore. The newly structured Diseases and Vaccines section, organized by disease name, provides a central location for information about vaccine preventable diseases, their current vaccination recommendations and safety information, frequently asked questions and supporting articles and studies.
The website features a provider side and a patient side, which contain appropriate content for each audience. This feature is controlled by selecting whether you are a patient or provider in the box on the top left of the website. The provider side offers access to ACOG’s clinical guidance on immunizations, information on immunizations during pregnancy, up to date recommendations for vaccination, frequently asked questions for physicians and practice management resources. The patient side is intended to be a tool for patient education and includes CDC syndicated easy-to-read immunization schedules, links to personal stories from families impacted by vaccine preventable illnesses, videos, ACOG FAQs for patients, and more.
Whether you are a practicing ob-gyn, pregnant women, mother, or family member seeking immunization information this website has what you are looking for! Can’t find what you need? We’re always making updates to the website so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.