The IAFP Flu Vaccine Awareness Campaign

The IAFP is pleased to announce the launch of our new Flu Vaccine Awareness Campaign.  Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), you and your colleagues now have a great new tool to help educate your most at-risk patients about the critical importance of an annual flu vaccine.

IAFP Education 


Influenza Vaccine: Recommendations and Strategies to Increase Immunization Rates
Presented by: Anton Grasch, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UnityPoint Health Methodist Family Medicine, Peoria, IL

Learning Objectives: 
1. Educate patients about the importance of being immunized. 
2. Describe the composition of the influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 season. 
3. Understand the latest CDC recommendations for administering influenza vaccine to adults and children. 
4. Develop an office-wide strategy to improve immunization rates (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).
Click here to view "on-demand" enduring CME

Practice Guide: Influenza Vaccination for Primary Care  can be found at  AND Guideline  This CME program is worth 0.5 Prescribed Credits and covers CDC recommendations, types of vaccines available, anti-viral treatment, special consideration for chronic illnesses, and vaccination of health care personnel.  

IAFP Resources

Top 10 Take- Away’s from… Influenza Vaccine: Recommendations and Strategies to Increase Immunization Rates 

Tools for your practice:  

- The Influenza Vaccine for Individuals with Diabetes brochure 

- The Influenza Vaccine for Individuals with Asthma brochure

- Get the Flu Vaccine poster

- Order materials for your practice here 

- DVD video for your waiting room, practice website or social media channels.  IAFP has produced a 5-minute patient education video focusing on the importance of an annual flu vaccine for patients with asthma and/or diabetes.  You can access the video on the IAFP YouTube channel here, to post on your web site, download, or link from your social media patient education strategies.  You also have the option of ordering a free DVD to use in your practice or other patient education opportunities.  

Use this QR code to check it out!


IAFP Public Relations Task Force members Kristin D. Drynan, MD of Geneva and Aaron Michelfelder of Maywood served as the “spokesdoctors” for the video.  Special thanks also to Loyola University Health Systems in Maywood for providing their practice as the setting for the video.

Funding for this project was made possible by funds received from the Office of Health Protection, through the Illinois Department of Public Health. This publication Version 08.05.2011 2 was supported by Grant Number H23/CCH522568 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.