DPH: Immunization Information for Health Professionals

Immunization Information for Health Professionals


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For information on enrollment, policy and forms for the health professional regarding the Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP For Providers) click on the link below:
Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP): Information for Providers

What's New

Register now! On July 28, Dr. William Atkinson will present "Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better" webinar

Since the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made its first routine adolescent immunization recommendation for tetanus/acellular pertussis/diphtheria (Tdap) vaccine in 2005, several other important vaccines have been added to the ACIP’s recommended immunization schedule for adolescents. Now Tdap, meningococcal ACWY, meningococcal B (a “category B” recommendation, meaning it is recommended, but with individual clinical decision making), human papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza vaccines are all recommended for this age group. Although data from the 2014 National Immunization Survey–Teen (NIS-Teen) indicate vaccine coverage for adolescents is relatively high for the single recommended dose of Tdap, vaccines that require more than one dose to complete the series remain far below desired coverage levels.

To address this problem, William Atkinson, MD, MPH, IAC's associate director for immunization education, will present a one-hour webinar on adolescent immunization on July 28 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). During his presentation, Dr. Atkinson will review the recommendations for each adolescent vaccine, provide strategies to improve coverage rates in this population, and list available resources to assist immunization providers in their efforts to improve coverage rates.

Register for the webinar at:

Patient Education

Vaccine Safety


  • The Department of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), sponsors teleconferences addressing current issues of interest to Connecticut Health Care Providers. To participate, all you need is a phone. Click here for AAP website for listings and registration.
  • Listing of DPH archived Teleconferences 

Communication Updates, Notices and Newsletters
School Assessment Records

Clinical Resources

·      Vaccine Administration Statements  

o   Vaccine Information Statements-other than English Language click<language index> tab 

·       Vaccine Administration Protocols

·       Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)

·    CDC Storage and Handling Recommendations and Guidelines

·    Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance/Testing/Reporting


Resources For Health Professionals

Projects and Events



For more information or to contact the Immunization Program, please call:
860-509-7929, during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


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