Immunization Outreach

Helping Kentucky communities
​​​​ prevent and reduce the risk of  vaccine preventable diseases

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective​ way to protect against harmful diseases

The resources provided on this site are compiled to strengthen and support vaccination efforts in communities across Kentucky.​​

Infant an​d Chil​​dh​oo​​d​

A litte girl with pig tails holding an infant in a pink and teal onsie.

On-time vaccination during childhood is crucial. Vaccinations help to ​provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.


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Recommended Immunizations

Resources

CDC | Infant and Childhood Vaccination Resources​

KDPH | Vaccines for Children (VFC)​

CDC | Early Childhood Milestones Moments Brochure​​​

Adolescent

A group of diverse teenage students smiling at the camera. As children get older, protection from childhood vaccines wears off and the risk of exposure to certain diseases increases.


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Recommended Immunizations

Resources

HPV Start @ 9 Vaccination Toolkit
HPV National Roundtable Resource Library​
KDPH | Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
CDC​ | Preteen and Teen Vaccination Resources​

Adult

group of adults

Protection from certain vaccines given throughout childhood can wear off over time, putting you at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is a convenient​ and safe way to protect your body.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
  • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
  • Influenza (annually) - There are several types of influenza vaccine of either live attenuated influenza vaccine (select populations) or inactivated influenza vaccine (most populations)​ ​​

If high risk

  • Pneumococcal (PPSV)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A​
  • RSV

Recommended Immunizations for People O​lder than 60

  • Pneumococcal (PPSV) - older than 65
  • Shingles (Zoster) - older than 60
  • Influenza Inactivated Influenza Vaccine​
  • RSV

Resources

CDC ​| Adult Vaccination Resources

Pregnancy

A pregnant woman in a blue top with her hand resting on her stomach. Babies receive early protection from serious diseases such as flu, COVID-19, whooping cough and more when a mother chooses to be vaccinated during pregnancy.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Influenza only inactivated influenza vaccine is appropriate for pregnancy
  • Tetanus diphtheria (Tdap) once during every pregnancy or immediately postpartum.
  • RSV

​​If high risk or indicated

Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

CDC | Pregnancy and Vaccination

ACOG | Vaccine Safety During Pregnancy​

Flu

Vaccine experts recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against the flu. While vaccination against the flu is recommended for everyone, it is especially important for those at high risk for serious flu-related complications or those who live with or care for people at high risk, including:

  • Children younger than 5 years, especially those younger than 2 years.
  • Pregnant women
  • People 65 and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers;
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from flu; and
    • Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated).
Resources​

Feeling Sick? Symptom Comparison Flyer

When Can I Return to School or Work Sharable Flyer

Take Action! Get Your Child's Flu Vaccine Shareable Flyer

KDPH | Influenza Page​


COVID-19

​COVID-19 vaccination helps protect adults and children ages 6 months and older from getting severely ill with COVID-19 and helps protect those around them. Four COVID-19 vaccines, including primary series and boosters, are recommended in the United States. Vaccine recommendations are based on age, the first vaccine received and time since last dose.

Approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United​​ States:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
  • Novavax COVID-19 vaccine​

​Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Immunocompromised​
​Activity Sheet
CDC | Vaccines for COVID-19​
KDPH​ | COVID-19 Page​
What's Right for You? - Information for expecting mothers about coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines.​
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Vaccination Schedules

Adult Vaccine Schedule

Adult Vaccine Schedule : Immunocompromised​

Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Pediatric Vaccine Schedule: Immunocompromised​

KYIR Public Portal

Thumbnail version of the KYIR Public Portal Flyer.

KYIR has launched a public-facing portal where you can log in and access your or your child's immunization records, COVID-19 vaccine-specific record with a SMART Health Card QR code and Kentucky's official school certificate. Please see the informational materials on this page suitable for display in your clinic and sharing with your patients.

Please email KYIR help deskwith any questions you may have.

Shareable KYIR Public Portal Flyer English

Shareable KYIR Public Portal Spanish​​

Social Media Resources

Immunization Awarness Sharable Social Media Graphics

Summer ​​Theme Sharable Social Media Graphics​​

Toolkits

​​Thumbnail version of the Back To School Outreach Toolkit​Back To School Outreach Toolkit



Thumbnail versions of the HPV Start at 9 toolkit Start @ 9 HPV Toolkit

Thubnail version of Toolkit imageFlu, COVID-19, RSV and Pneumonia  Toolkit


Contact Information