Toolkits

The following toolkits are included on this web page

Keys to a Healthy Health Care Facility Toolkit

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Introduction

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) offers this toolkit for facilities, organizations, and community providers of health care who recognize how important it is to prevent disease in their facility. This toolkit provides instructions and resources to implement a health care worker immunization campaign in your facility.

Why are Health Care Worker Immunizations Important?

Health care workers are key to the health of your facility. Ensuring that employees are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases can:

Prevent illness among:

  • Staff
  • Patients
  • Family

Prevent disease outbreaks

Model that your employees care about their health and their patient’s health

Save money through:

  • Fewer sick days
  • Improved productivity

How to use this Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help health care facilities develop health care worker immunization policies and programs. It is divided into four sections and provides strategies, immunization recommendations, sample policies, promotional and educational materials, as well as many other resources.

Section1: Keys to a Successful Immunization Campaign

Download ‘Keys to Successful Immunization Campaign’ PDF

Section 2: Implementing a Successful Immunization Campaign

Download ‘Impleementing a Successful Immunization Campaign’ PDF

Planning Calendar

Ordering Vaccine

Be sure to order vaccine appropriate for the age groups you will be vaccinating.

Sample Standing Orders

Standing orders should be signed by a physician associated with your facility and updated at least once a year.

Sample Policies & Guidelines

These sample vaccination and infection prevention policies and guildelines can be adapted for use in your facility.  This section also includes information about the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) law and management of vaccine reactions.

Clinic Supplies

Vaccine Administration, Storage, and Handling

This section provides tools to help ensure that you properly store your vaccines and to assist in screening and vaccine administration.

Documentation & Data Collection

This section provides information and tools to assist you in documenting vaccines administered and declinations.

Billing

This resource provides general information on billing Medicare and other insurers for vaccines and administration fees.

Promotional Tools & Educational Materials

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Project Immunize Virginia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center Educational Materials

Immunization Action Coalition

Customizable Promotional Materials

Employee Communications

Letters/Emails

Newsletters

Section 3:  Recommendations & Guidelines

Pennsylvania Department of Health Immunization Recommendations for Health Care Workers

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – Recommendations

ACIP – Schedule

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Section 4:  Resources

Case Studies

Videos

Links

Alternative Immunization Sites

If you are unable to offer on-site immunization clinics, these resources can help you find other places adults can get immunizations.

Position Papers & Reports

Research Articles

Sports Toolkit

The coalitions of Southeastern Pennsylvania developed this toolkit of materials and resources that they have used to promote immunizations in sports venues.

Baseball Resources

Hockey Resources

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