Table 5. Keeping Current with Vaccines
Family physicians who wish to stay current with the most recent updates in vaccine recommendations can get up-to-date information at these sites:
CDCThe Healthcare Professional website of the National Immunization Program of the CDC has extensive current information on immunizations and has an Adult Immunization Scheduler program available for free
Immunization Action CoalitionThe Immunization Action Coalition is a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their website contains extensive, easy-to-access informational materials for providers and patients, and features IAC Express, a free weekly email immunization newsletter for health
SHOTS by STFMThe Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) created the SHOTS program, developed with support from the CDC.
SHOTS by STFM is a free point-of-care immunization information system that can be accessed online or as a stand-alone program compatible with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. SHOTS contains the complete immunization schedules for children, adults, and persons with special medical conditions. In addition, information can be quickly viewed for each individual vaccine regarding immunization basics, high-risk indications, adverse reactions, contraindications, administration, and catch-up schedules.
  • CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.