NVAC Standards of Excellence

A Series in Support of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee Standards for Child and Adolescent Immunization Practices

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 1 (PDF 195KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #1: Vaccination services are readily available.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 2 (PDF 198KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #2: Vaccinations are coordinated with other healthcare services and provided in a medical home when possible.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 3 (PDF 280KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #3: Barriers to vaccination are identified and minimized.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 4 (PDF 259KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #4: Patient costs are minimized.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standards 5 & 6 (PDF 191KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #5: Health care professionals review the vaccination and health status of patients at every encounter to determine which vaccines are indicated. Also addresses NVAC Standard #6: Health care professionals assess for and follow only medically accepted contraindications.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 7 (PDF 203KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #7: Parents/guardians and patients are educated about the benefits and risks of vaccination in a culturally appropriate manner and in an easy-to-understand language.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standards 8 & 9 (PDF 199KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #8: Healthcare professionals follow appropriate procedures for vaccine storage and handling. Also addresses NVAC Standard #9: Up-to-date, written vaccination protocols are accessible at all locations where vaccines are administered.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standard 10 (PDF 232KB)
Addresses NVAC Standard #10: Persons who administer vaccines and staff who manage or support vaccine administration are knowledgeable and receive ongoing education.

 

Maintaining Standards of Excellence: Standards 11& 13

Addresses NVAC Standard #11: Healthcare professionals simultaneously administer as many indicated vaccine doses as possible. Also addresses NVAC Standard #13: Health care professionals report adverse events after vaccination promptly and accurately to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and are aware of a separate program, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

Last Updated: 10/7/13

 




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