Adult Immunizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization as an online report, available on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) web page. The General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization replace the General Recommendations on Immunization, last published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in 2011.

CDC released an MMWR in May 2017 on Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations-United States, 2015.

To see the findings of this report, please click here. 

Adult Immunization Schedule for Patients

The CDC's Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2017 was released February 2017.  

Please click here to view the Adult Immunization Schedule for Adults.

Managing Costs Resources

The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit's NEW Coding and Billing resource addresses the top questions identified by the Access and Provider Workgroup on coding and/or billing for adult vaccinations, scenarios that detail how to go about coding and billing for adult vaccines, and collected resources on this topic from the Summit's medical association, public health, and vaccine manufacturing partners. 

The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit released a factsheet on how to use immunization activities to obtain points for the MIPS/MACRA Quality Payment Program.

For additional resources please click here.

Disparities Resources

Racial and ethnic minority populations have considerably lower rates of flu vaccination than the general population. Close to 5,000 African-Americans and 2,000 Hispanics die each year due to influenza and pneumonia-related complications. The Journal of the National Medical Association published an article, “Disparities in Influenza Immunization Among US Adults” by Jennifer L. Logan, MD, MPH, which addresses these issues in more depth.

For additional resources please click here.

 

 

 
 
 
Updated 5/25/17

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