Immunizations are an important aspect of preventive health care for patients of all ages. MAFP supports legislative efforts that aim to make prevention of disease more accessible and affordable to Michigan citizens. Specifically, the Academy supported Senate Bills 237, 238 and 239.
Additional information on immunizations, including resources for your patients, can be found below.
Information from the AAFP
- AAFP's Clinical Policy on Immunizations
- Download the latest child and adolescent, catch-up and adult immunization schedules from AAFP and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
- AAFP Recommendations on Immunizations
- Information and Recommendations on Influenza
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC: Information for Health Care Professionals on Seasonal Influenza
- CDC: What You Should Know About the 2013-14 Influenza Season
- Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)
MCIR was created in 1998 to collect reliable immunization information and make it accessible to authorized users online. In 2006, MCIR was expanded to include adults. MCIR benefits health care organizations, schools, licensed childcare programs and Michigan's citizens by consolidating immunization information from multiple providers. This reduces vaccine-preventable diseases, over-vaccination and allows providers to see up-to-date patient immunization history. MCIR also has the ability to assist with pandemic flu preparedness and can track vaccines and medications during a public health emergency.
- Take advantage of MAFP's partnership with Atlantic Health Partners to purchase discount vaccines for your practice.
- Immunizations: Challenges and Solutions Video from the American College of Physicians.
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Group on Immunization Education Shots Immunization Apps available for iPhone and Android or on your PC.
Resources For Your Patients
- Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them
- Tips for Preventing the Flu
- CDC: Flu Information for Parents with Young Children
- CDC: Information for Patients with a High-Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications
- News Release: Family Physicians Say It's Not Too Late for the Flu Vaccine