For the 2011-2012 school year Arizona children 11 years and older entering 6th-9th grades* will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease (with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MCV4), chickenpox, and pertussis (with the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine, Tdap) prior to school entry if 5 years have passed since their last tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccination.
We are pleased to offer materials to supplement your existing efforts to educate parents about the importance of preventing these diseases.These materials can be downloaded free of charge. We encourage you to share them with your patients.
*School requirements for MCV4 and Tdap vaccination are updated yearly – adding an additional grade each year until all grades 6th - 12th are required to be vaccinated. For the 2012 - 2013 school year, 6th - 10th graders will be required to receive these vaccines.
Information for Health Care Professionals provides answers to common immunization questions.
Protect Newborn infants from Hepatitis B infection
As a pioneer in state registries, the Arizona State Immunization Information System
(ASIIS) has earned an excellent national reputation. Top-notch Technical Support and personalized training can make immunization reporting faster and easier than ever.
Influenza Vaccine can prevent thousands of needless deaths and hospitalizations each year. Do your patients need this life-saving vaccine? Are you protecting them by getting YOUR annual flu shot?
The Annual Arizona Immunization Conference offers a unique learning opportunity for health professionals to receive continuing education credit for up-to-the-minute immunization information and skills refresher workshops.
The Internet can be a great source of information, but a lot of misinformation also exists on the web. Give your patients reliable information from reputable sources, such as these
Links to Immunization Related Websites.
Arizona Immunization Program Office Activities gives a brief overview of what services AIPO provides to health professionals and the public.