Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

Last update: 8 March 2017

At a glance

Language: 
English
Evaluation date: 
June 2016
Audience: 
Health-care professionals
General public
Country: 
United States of America
Language: English, hundreds of print materials, many available in ten additional languages
 
Launched in 1994, one of the earliest websites devoted to immunization, the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC) website for healthcare professionals, www.immunize.org, is the largest resource of practical, user-friendly immunization information available today, serving an average of more than 25,000 visitors per day in fiscal year 2016.
The website makes available more than 1,500 web pages dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and the public about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Currently, the site ranks number one in Google when searching on the term “immunize.” 
 
All of IAC’s publications and educational materials are available free of charge and users are encouraged to copy and distribute them. During fiscal year 2016, 3.3 million copies of IAC’s 200 English language educational pieces and 100 translation versions were downloaded from IAC’s Handouts web section.
 
The website also provides access to the official online translations of the federally mandated Vaccine Information Statements (VISs). The index can be viewed at www.immunize.org/vis and can be sorted alphabetically or by vaccine or language. The collection includes all VISs published in the United States across forty-three languages and some in alternative file formats. Visitors can also find out how to use VISs, news about VISs, chronological listing of VISs, alternative formats of VISs, and a language locator to help identify where various languages are spoken.
 
Other noteworthy sections of the website include ACIP Recommendations, Package Inserts, Diseases and Vaccines, Clinic Resources, State Vaccination Laws, Image Library of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, and Video of the Week.
 

Website for parents and patients

 
Language: English, web pages and videos
 
Developed in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website for patients, parents, providers, and the media presents straightforward information about vaccine-preventable diseases and their vaccines. Launched in August 2002, it currently serves an average of 4,500 visitors per day. The website contains information about vaccine safety and the overall importance of immunization, featuring more than 250 vaccine-preventable disease photos and 200 video clips. The site also has links to VISs, immunization and disease statistics, state immunization laws, state health department websites, and other topics.
 
The Immunization Action Coalition is a nonprofit organization.