The Immunization Division's goal is to increase immunization rates and reduce vaccine preventable diseases.
Vaccine Preventable Disease Information
- News Release about Hepatitis A (10/10/17) Please read and share Hepatitis A Fast Fact Flyer for additional information.
- You have the power to prevent some cancers in your children. There are two cancer-prevention vaccines available for your children, HPV vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine. Learn more.
- Influenza (flu) season is beginning and flu vaccine is available. To find a flu vaccine provider near you, go to CDC's Flu Finder Webpage. Vaccine is important for everyone aged 6 months of age and above.
- For more on influenza disease and vaccine, see Influenza Fast Fact Flyer.
- In 2017, Alabama has had ~8 outbreaks of pertussis in schools, nursing homes, day camps, and community. To learn more about pertussis disease and vaccine, see Pertussis.
- Additional information about VPD may found here.
Report Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs)
- To report a 4-hour "presumptive" VPD call 1-800-469-4599
- To report a 24-hour "presumptive" VPD, call 1-800-469-4599 or complete VPD REPORT Card
- To report a 5-day Standard VPD complete VPD REPORT Card
- Review the Notifiable Disease Rules requirements.
- Notifiable VPDs do not require the patient's permission to be investigated. To learn more review the HIPAA Letter.
Immunization Record Information
- ImmPRINT Certificate of Immunization (COI) for School and Child Care Center/Home Letter (Updated 07/31/2017, original 4/6/2016)
- If you need your immunization record or Certificate of Immunization (COI), please contact the provider or county health department who administered your vaccines, or ask your current provider if they have access to Alabama's immunization registry, ImmPRINT, to locate your record.
- A Certificate of Religious Exemption can only be issued by a county health department. The parent or legal guardian must submit a written objection and receive education on the consequences of not immunizing their child.
- To make an immunization appointment, please contact your healthcare provider or county health department.
- Parents and guardians should ask for and keep a copy of your child's immunization record for future purposes, for example college or career.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
VAERS provides a nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization may be reported analyzed, and made available to the public. VAERS also provides a vehicle for disseminating vaccine-safety-related information to parents and guardians, health care providers, vaccine manufacturers, state vaccine programs, and other constituencies.
You are obligated to report all vaccine adverse events online. Please select this link to go directly to VAERS.
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Page last updated: October 16, 2017