Vaccines and Immunizations

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Vaccine Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee
This committee leads the association and college health in addressing vaccine-preventable diseases.

Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunization (RIPI) [pdf]
This document assists colleges and universities in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional prematriculation immunization policy.

Sample Immunizations Record Form for Institutional Use [doc]
Customizable sample immunizations record form from the Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunization (RIPI)

2006 Mumps Outbreak
ACHA worked collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a joint letter to provide additional guidance and information for residential colleges and universities regarding the 2006 mumps outbreak and further preventive information. Also available are two PowerPoint presentations that were made at the ACHA Annual Meeting in New York City, May 2006, during our special session on mumps.

Mumps Recommendations July 2013 [pdf]
ACHA consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in July 2013 to provide guidance and information regarding current recommendations for mumps vaccinations on college campuses. This statement reflects the vaccine policy recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that was updated in 2013.

Influenza Vaccine Update October 2006 [pdf]
ACHA worked collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a joint letter to provide additional guidance and information for residential colleges and universities regarding influenza vaccinations, including the availability of vaccine supplies. This letter highlights key strategies and recommendations for use on your campus.

Measles Advisory January 2015

ACHA Brochures for Young Adults

ACHA Programs

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentThe ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see "Data Highlights").

ACHA Online Continuing Education Programs

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

AdolescentVaccination.org 
Information on vaccines for adolescents from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Vaccine Information Statements from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Primary ACHA Liaison to CDC-ACIP
Susan Even, MD
University of Missouri
EvenS@health.missouri.edu

Alternate ACHA Liaison to CDC-ACIP
James C. Turner, MD, FACHA
University of Virginia (retired)
jct4w@virginia.edu

CDC Guidelines for Smallpox Vaccination Clinics [pdf]
This 48-page document offers guidance for state and local officials who may be called upon to administer large-scale vaccinations in response to a smallpox outbreak.

MCV4: You're Not Done if You Give Just One [pdf]
ACHA joined other leading health organizations in signing the Immunization Action Coalition's "Dear Colleague" letter urging health care professionals to strongly recommend the booster dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MCV4) at age 16.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

AdultVaccination.org
Information on vaccines for adults from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Clinical Vaccinology Courses from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Adolescent Vaccination: Bridging From a Strong Childhood to a Healthy Adulthood
A report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on strategies to increase adolescent immunization rates

NFID Calls to Action