Every year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updates recommendations on how to use vaccines to control diseases in the United States.

Additional Resources

AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (updated/published March 2021)

Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule ( < 18)

Catch-Up Immunization Schedule for 4 mos - 18 yrs

Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply

  • A video designed to decrease vaccine storage and handling errors and preserve the nation’s vaccine supply by demonstrating to immunization providers the recommended best practices for storage and handling of vaccines. (Video is a winner of the Winter/Spring 2014 Web Health Award).

For further guidelines on vaccine storage and handling, please visit the CDC website.


Overview of Measles

  • Quick background on the measles disease, symptoms, and treatment.

Case and Outbreak Updates

  • Stay up to date on reported Measles cases. (Updated every Monday)

Measles Vaccination Recommendations

  • Review vaccine recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Measles according to age.

Talking With Parents

  • Guidance on how to talk with parents about vaccines and giving recommendations.

Travelers Health: Yellow Book: Measles

  • Measles chapter from CDC's Health Information for International Travel 2008 (Prevention of Specific Infectious Diseases.) Describes the occurrence, risk for travelers, clinical presentation, prevention, and treatment of measles.

Frequently Asked Measles Questions

  • Prepare answers for frequently asked questions about measles and vaccines.

MMR Module (CE Opportunity)

  • This module is the seventh in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on Measles, Mumps, Rubella and their related vaccines. The series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a very basic step-by-step manner. It presents practice-oriented content about immunization.


  • Print free flyers and banners to be posted in your clinics for parents to read, be informed, and reminded.

Resources in Spanish

  • Find translated resources in Spanish.

Immunizations Newsletters

  • ICAAP sends a weekly email, publishes a newsletter twice a year, and has multiple social media platforms. Click here to sign up and learn more.
  • Immunization Action Coalition sends weekly updates and information on immunization developments. Click here to subscribe.
  • Every Child By Two's Daily Clips, email to sign up.
  • Access immunization training and resources from EZIZ California Department of Public Health. Click here to subscribe.
  • News briefs regarding immunizations from the National Network for Immunization Information. Click here to learn more.
  • Learn more about Kid's Health & Wellness, Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment, Vaccine Education Center for parents, CHOP news & events, and more by signing up for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) newsletters.
  • Learn about current issues, effective communication strategies and the importance of utilizing new media technologies to convey immunization messages by registering for Virtual Immunization Communication Network's (VICNetwork) updates. Click here to sign up.

Contact Us

Stephanie Atella

Project Director, Immunizations
310 S Peoria, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-733-1026, ext. 206
Fax: 312-733-1791