Support the National Adult Immunization Plan
Achieving the goals of the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) requires the collaboration of partners around a shared vision and coordination of activities through focused implementation efforts. Meaningful progress will be achieved only if stakeholders are engaged in shared, sustained, focused, and coordinated actions.
Support adult immunization in your community! Across the nation, the HHS National Vaccine Program Office and select regional offices are collaborating to convene action-oriented meetings in the regions that are designed to discuss and spark action around the NAIP.
Upcoming Regional Meetings:
- Topic: Improving adult immunization data infrastructure
Date: January 18, 2018
Region 6: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
- Topic: Identifying and amplifying best practices for increasing immunization among college students
Date: April 19, 2018
Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
- Topic: Quality improvement strategies to improve adult immunization
Date: May 8, 2018
Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
- Topic: Expanding effective communication and knowledge-sharing
Date: May 24, 2018
Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Topic: Increasing community demand for adult immunizaitons with a focus on disparities
- Date: June 11, 2018
Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
- Topic: Improving adult vaccination in HHS Region IX - Partnering to develop strategies to overcome barriers
Date: June 14, 2018
Region 9: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau
How Our Partners Support the NAIP
Our partners are supporting adult immunization efforts in a number of ways.
- The Alliance for Aging Research developed a video urging older adults to lead their families in vaccination by getting their recommended vaccines and encouraging their loved ones to do the same. Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults is a short animated video that gives an overview of how vaccines work, highlights the importance of vaccination, debunks common myths and misconceptions, addresses the need for vaccination later in life, encourages communication with health care professionals, and reminds older adults of their influential role in increasing the immunity of their families and social circles. This video is part of a larger community workshop kit, developed in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), that provides the resources necessary for community leaders to conduct an educational program on vaccination in older adults. The kit will be piloted in August with four n4a sites, and then released broadly around National Grandparents Day in mid-September. The video, and accompanying community events, will be a drumbeat for older adults across the country to mobilize themselves and their families to get the vaccines that they need to protect their health.
- The Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed and maintains a co-sponsorship agreement between HHS and Walgreens Co. that provides $15 million in free seasonal influenza vaccine to uninsured individuals each year. Working with community and faith-based organizations, this initiative has successfully vaccinated over 800,000 individuals.
- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) involves pilot projects designed to improve both the exchange of vaccination data and access to vaccination data by consumers. This includes the "data hub" initiative being advanced in collaboration with NVPO, CDC, and state and local partners. The data hub enables state and local immunization information systems (IIS) to exchange data through a centralized model utilizing existing standards. The central hub connects all participating jurisdictions. ONC is also working closely with CDC to specify CDC's Clinical Decision Support for Immunizations tools into sharable clinical decision support artifacts.
Tell Us How You Support the NAIP
Please email us and tell us how you are supporting the NAIP! We may feature these activities on our website. Be sure to include the activity, how it supports the NAIP, and any impact this activity has had — or may have — in the future.
NAIP Promotional Tools
Please help us promote the NAIP through the communication channels you regularly use to engage your colleagues, partners, and members — such as newsletters, presentations, emails, and digital media. You can consider using our:
- Tweets and Facebook posts or graphics in your social media profiles or on your websites
- Talking points or slides to use at speaking engagements or in newsletters, email announcements, and other communications
You may also use the following graphics:
Square Graphic - 300 x 250px
NAIP Badge - 1500 x 1500px
Wide Graphic - 487 x 60px
Twitter Header Graphic - 1500 x 500px