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Influenza-Fecal Immunochemical Test and Influenza–Fecal Occult Blood Test Program Materials 05/15/13

The influenza-fecal immunochemical test (FLU-FIT) and influenza–fecal occult blood test (FLU-FOBT) Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots. This Web page offers information and program materials to help providers implement a FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program.

The downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your...

Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014 02/25/13

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.

The 2014 guide covers USPSTF new and updated recommendations from 2004 through May 2014, topics in development, background about the USPSTF, and...

Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections 06/22/11

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a culture of safety in health care institutions to keep patients from getting sicker.

The training promotes these key behaviors:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Hand washing
  • ...
Vaccine Information Statements 11/13/08

Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets that public and private providers give to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives to explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that Vaccine Information Statements be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.

Downloadable Vaccine Information Statements include:

  • Multiple vaccines
  • Anthrax
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
  • ...
Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations 08/20/08

The “Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations” booklet was developed for parents and provides information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, the benefits and risks of immunization, assists parents in making an informed decision, and clarifies inaccuracies or misinformation about immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.

The booklet includes the following information:

  • The facts about vaccine-preventable diseases
  • The immune system and how...
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 12/17/07

This tool lists the recommended adult immunization schedule in the United States for 2010.


This tool schedule is listed by:


  • Vaccine and age group
  • Vaccine and medical and other indications
Some Common Misconceptions about Vaccination and How to Respond to Them 12/17/07

This pamphlet addresses six common misconceptions that appear in literature about vaccination, along with explanations of why they are misconceptions.

The following six misconceptions are presented and discussed:

  • Diseases had already begun to disappear before vaccines were introduced, because of better hygiene and sanitation.
  • The majority of people who get a disease have been vaccinated.
  • There are “hot lots” of vaccine that have been associated with more...
Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster 12/17/07

This tool provides recommendations to ensure that children, adolescents, and adults displaced by a disaster are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases in accordance with current recommendations and to reduce the likelihood of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases when living in large crowded group settings.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Recommended immunizations (if immunization records are and are not available)
    • Children aged 10 years and...
Protect the Circle of Life: Immunize Our Nations, American Indian/Alaskan Native Vaccination 12/17/07

This tool provides immunization information relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

This tool discusses the following topics:

  • Why immunize our children
  • Vaccines can prevent these diseases
  • Where immunizations are provided
  • Vaccination coverage levels
  • Links to brochure and posters
  • Links to government sites
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0-18 Years--United States, 2008 12/17/07

This tool presents the recommended immunization schedules for persons age 0-18 years and the catch-up immunization schedule, as approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Changes from the previous schedule are identified.

This tool presents the following information:

  • Recommended immunization schedule for persons age 0-6 years
  • Recommended immunization...

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