The National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) provides an overview of actions needed to be undertaken by federal and nonfederal partners to protect public health and achieve optimal prevention of infectious diseases and their consequences through vaccination of adults. The plan establishes four key goals, each of which is supported by objectives and strategies to guide implementation through 2020.
The companion document, the National Adult Immunization Plan: A Path to Implementation facilitates action on the goals outlined in the NAIP by identifying 8 implementation priorities and suggesting potential activities to support each priority.
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Strengthen the adult immunization infrastructure
Improve access to adult vaccines
Increase community demand for adult immunizations
Foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination related technologies
The Importance of Adult Immunization
Adult vaccination rates remain low in the United States and far below national targets, leaving millions of adults susceptive to vaccine preventable diseases and their potentially severe consequences. Additionally, with the aging of the U.S. population, the public health impact of vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications in adults is likely to grow.
The NAIP outlines ways we can work together to overcome barriers to adult immunization, strengthen infrastructure and improve adult vaccination rates.