Immunization

The Immunization Division's goal is to increase immunization rates and reduce vaccine preventable diseases.

Vaccine Preventable Disease Information

  • Visit Mumps for information on the 2017 mumps outbreak in Tuscaloosa County.
  • Read more about pertussis.

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.

CDC Apps (Apple and Android)

Meaningful Use

Alabama Department of Public Health
Immunization Patient Resources with Integrated Technology (ImmPRINT)
Declaration of Readiness for Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)

Readiness Statement
ImmPRINT accepts electronic immunization data submissions from Eligible Professionals’ (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals’ (EHs) certified electronic health record (EHR), to fulfill the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and the MIPS Advancing Care Information Quality Payment Program for Public Health MU Reporting Objective - Immunization Registry Reporting.

Therefore, no Alabama EPs or EHs administering vaccines can receive exclusion to the Public Health Reporting MU Objective- Immunization Registry Reporting.

ImmPRINT accepts MU Exchange Standards listed below:
· MU Stage 2 HL7 Version 2.5.1
· MU Stage 3 HL7 Version 2.5.1

ImmPRINT currently is accepting Query/Response, Acknowledgement Messages, and National Drug Codes (NDC) for encountered vaccines. By 01/01/2018, ImmPRINT will implement the CDC HL7 2.5.1 Implementation Guide for Immunization Messaging, Release 1.5 and Addendum.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) accelerates the adoption of health information technology. The ARRA offers incentives to eligible providers and hospitals to adopt health information technology and use it in a “meaningful” way. Learn more about Immunization Meaningful Use.


Page last updated: August 18, 2017