Official CDC recommendations for immunization schedules. Find the recommended immunizations for babies, children, pre-teens, teens, and adults of all age groups. Easy to read. Covid vaccination schedules have now been integrated into the immunization charts. Updated December 2022.
Read the updated Recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines, from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Recommendations are published in the MMWR. Includes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Provides guidance on boosters. While the MMWR is geared to medical professionals, much of it is understandable to the general public. The recommendations explain what meetings, experts and evidence were involved in ACIP’s work. Updates from 2021 and 2022 are posted. Recommendations will be updated as more information and clinical evidence become available.
Frequently asked questions about the HPV Vaccine, Gardasil, cervical cancer, anal and other genital cancers that may be HPV-related. Updated by the American Cancer Society, July 2020.
Find out what immunizations and shots you might need (Adolescents and Adults) in this online Vaccine Quiz from the Centers for Disease Control CDC. Quick and helpful, except that Covid-19 vaccinations are not included. Bring a copy to your next doctor’s appointment. Updated 2022.
Find official guidelines from the CDC for meningitis vaccines. Two types of meningococcal vaccines. Consumer info about who should receive which meningitis vaccine. Site by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Get the basics on the pneumonia shot, also called pneumococcal vaccine. Four kinds of pneumonia shots are described. CDC recommends one of these vaccines for all adults 65 years or older, children younger than 2, people 2 through 18 years old with certain medical conditions, and adults 19 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions or risk factors. who smoke cigarettes. Information updated January 2022.
Find information on vaccines for COVID-19, from MedlinePlus. This ad-free website stays up to date on available vaccines. Learn about vaccine safety. As vaccines receive full approval or emergency use authorization (EUA), this site reports it. It also reports on booster shots for Covid. Good site. Written for the general public.
Find out what people think about COVID-19 vaccines in the Vaccine Monitor Surveys by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). Surveys from December 2020 to the present are listed here. The Vaccine Monitor research tracks public attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. Updated May 2022.
Healthy People 2020 is the US government’s set of national goals to prevent disease and promote health. There are hundreds of objectives in 42 areas, including Cancer, Physical Activity, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight, Tobacco Use, Substance Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunizations, Chronic Kidney Disease and more. New topics & goals for genomics, global health, dementia/Alzheimer’s, adolescents, older adults, preparedness, sleep, healthcare-associated infections and others. Interesting objective is to reduce the number of measles cases from the baseline of 115 (2008) to 30 by 2020. In 2020, the CDC reported 13 cases of measles, the lowest in 10 years. For the most recent full year 2021, 49 measles cases were reported. In many cases, the Healthy People 2020 goals show data only through 2018; the goal is adjusted to count only “US-acquired cases”. Influenza vaccination data and goals are also included in this set. Healthy People 2030 objectives are now available.
Compare physician groups in southeast Michigan. The Greater Detroit Area Health Council provides a 7-county health care performance report at MyCareCompare.org. Compare medical groups (side-by-side) for diabetes care, cancer screening, blood pressure control, antibiotic use, strep throat testing, well child visits, immunizations, weight assessment, physical activity counseling, nutrition counseling, sexual health, low back pain, asthma medications, cholesterol and heart disease care. Easy to use. Medical groups are in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Pontiac and counties: Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and St. Clair. GDAHC was an early leader in quality transparency. Medical group data from 2018; no updates as of March 2022.