Tools at Your Fingertips: Immunization Apps

An app a day keeps the vaccine-preventable diseases away…

Immunization apps can be a valuable tool to ensure you are referencing the most up-to-date immunization recommendations. The following list of free apps was developed with healthcare professionals as end-users in mind. All of the apps can be downloaded at no charge from iTunes and/or the Google Play Store.

ACPACP Immunization Advisor
This app by the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides the latest vaccine indications. Immunization providers can search by age or underlying medical circumstances and can browse the Vaccine Library to determine which vaccines their adult patients need.

Available on iTunes.

CDC Flu

CDC Influenza (Flu)
This app by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes it easy to find CDC’s latest recommendations and influenza activity updates on your iPad. When your device is connected, content is updated automatically so you always have the most up-to-date information. You can personalize your experience with features like highlighting, annotations, and bookmarks to suit individual needs, and you can share content with others through social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter.

Available on iTunes.

CDC Scheduler

CDC Vaccine Schedules
This app by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides quick access to ACIP-recommended immunization schedules, complete with footnotes. Intended for healthcare professionals recommending and administering vaccines to infants, children, adolescents, and adults, content is automatically updated when your device is connected, to provide the most up-to-date information. The tool provides: child and adolescent schedules, with immunization recommendations from birth through age 18; adult schedule, listing recommended vaccines for adults by age group and by medical conditions; and contraindications and precautions table, with footnotes applying to schedules.

Available on iTunes and Google Play Store.

Emory

ReadyVax
This app by Emory University contains up-to-date information about vaccines and vaccination. With regularly updated data on vaccine recommendations and vaccine safety, and the ability to notify users in real-time of important vaccine information, ReadyVax was designed for both healthcare professionals and general healthcare users. You can customize the presentation of data, with a single click, to suit your specific information needs.

Available on iTunes.

STFM Shots

Shots Immunizations
This app by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) provides access to the complete set of CDC vaccine schedules and footnotes. The app also includes graphics, images, and commentary. Important up-to-date information is available for each vaccine, including basics, high risk indications, adverse reactions, contraindications, catch-up, administration, epidemiology, brand names, and additives.

Available on iTunes and in the Google Play Store.

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