Free Vaccination Pocket Guides Available

(August 27, 2012)

The National Influenza Vaccine Summit is offering Vaccination Pocket Guides for health professionals. The purpose of each of these pocket guides is to provide front-line healthcare personnel with information on the indications and contraindications for each vaccine, information on targeted populations to be vaccinated, details on how to administer the vaccines, and talking points for discussions with patients.

The guides available are:

  • 2012—13 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Information Guide -- This year’s pocket guide includes new recommendations for vaccination of children ages 6 months through 8 years as well as information on the availability of vaccination services at various community settings. 
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination Pocket Guide -- The soon-to-be updated version will include the recommendation for certain high-risk adults to receive pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and other related issues. 
  • Acellular pertussis (Tdap) Pocket Guide
  • Zoster vaccine Pocket Guide

View these pocket guides and place a bulk order for your organization. 

MSB members who would like a copy of the pocket guides but do not need them in bulk, please request from the Medical & Scientific Branch 781.314.9003 or email