Vaccine Corner

Maria Huang, MD, FAAP
WCAAP Vaccine Committee Co-Chair
Trustee, Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Happy New Year 2023!  Will you make one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve immunization rates for Washington’s kids?  We know well check visits and vaccine rates declined during the pandemic.  The WCAAP Vaccine Committee will feature a tip in each monthly newsletter under the “Vax Corner.”  Please consider implementing in your practice and feel free to share ideas that have worked in your clinic. 

February’s tip: Standardize a vaccine schedule across your clinic to simplify workflow among staff and providers. Reinforce by posting the vaccine schedule in each patient room to prompt vaccine conversations between caregivers and their children & families and their providers.  See below for a printable vaccine schedule customizable to your clinic and consider enlarging to poster size for easy readability.