Vaccine Recommendations

Recommendations, statutes, laws, regulations, and exemptions regarding vaccinations.


Statutes, Laws, and Regulations







Guide to Contraindications to Vaccinations

AAP survey tracks vaccine administration practices

ACIP-Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Statements-Official federal recommendations for the use of vaccines and immune globulins in the United States and are published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recommendations of the ACIP: Comprehensive Recs | Vaccine-Specific Recs

Vaccine-preventable diseases: improving vaccination coverage in children, adolescents and adults. Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations regarding interventions to improve vaccination coverage in children, adolescents, and adults. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2000 Jan.

Assessment: Neurologic risk of immunization. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

Immunization of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants-American Academy of Pediatrics-Clinical Report

Recommendations for the Use of Vaccines Manufactured with Bovine-Derived Materials

Workshop on Standards for Inactivation and Clearance of Infectious Agents in the Manufacture of Plasma Derivatives from Non-Human Source Materials for Human Injectable Use

Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Adolescent immunizations-Are we ready for a new wave? Objectives: To examine recent trends in receipt of two doses of measles–mumps–rubella (MMR2) and three doses of hepatitis B (Hep B3) among U.S. adolescents enrolled in managed care organizations (MCOs); to determine whether specific characteristics of MCOs are associated with higher vaccination rates; and to assess the impact of state middle school immunization requirements on these rates.

Evaluation of invalid vaccine doses-Objective: Determine the proportion of U.S. children who received an invalid dose of vaccine, evaluate the impact on vaccination coverage levels if invalid doses were not counted, and determine the vaccine purchase cost if at least one invalid dose is repeated.

The price of prevention-Cost of recommended activities to improve immunizations.

Adherence of mass vaccinators to timing guidelines for influenza vaccination

Why do parents decide against immunization? The effect of health beliefs and health professionals

VOSI (Voices of Safety International) "Standard To Delay Vaccinating Newborns"

Vaccination Debate-On November 2nd, 2000, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) announced that its members voted at their 57th annual meeting in St. Louis to pass a resolution calling for an end to mandatory childhood vaccines. The resolution passed without a single "no" vote.

Recommending STI vaccination to parents of adolescents: the attitudes of nurse practitioners

ACIP Releases 2004 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza

Physician reimbursement levels and adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics well-visit and immunization recommendations.

Responding to Parental Refusals of Immunization of Children


Vaccine Criticism on the World Wide Web



Statutes, Laws, and Regulations

Recommendations VS. Laws

A Middle School Immunization Law Rapidly and Substantially Increases Immunization Coverage Among Adolescents




Medical, philosophical or personal belief exemptions are worded differently in each state. To use an exemption for your child, you must know specifically what the law says in your state.

Vaccine Exemption Forms Online - by State or Country

State Exemptions

Childhood immunization refusal: provider and parent perceptions.

Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of school nurses and personnel and associations with nonmedical immunization exemptions

Exemptions to School Immunization Requirements: The Role of School-Level Requirements, Policies, and Procedures



Barriers to adolescent immunization: a survey of family physicians and pediatricians

Parent opinions about universal influenza vaccination for infants and toddlers

General practitioners' concerns about childhood immunisation and suggestions for improving professional support and vaccine uptake

Confidence in vaccination: a parent model.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate--that is the question: why are some mothers opposed to giving their infants hepatitis B vaccine?

Parental vaccine safety concerns: results from the National Immunization Survey, 2001-2002

Children Who Have Received No Vaccines: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

The relationship between vaccine refusal and self-report of atopic disease in children.

So You’ve Decided Not to Vaccinate…Now What? by Alan Phillips From the March 2006 Idaho Observer



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