Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Assignment

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Assignment

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Assignment


The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize the student with the most recent guidelines and recommendations  for vaccine -preventable illnesses in the United States.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Identify vaccines available in the US market for vaccine-preventable disease and describe their features (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6).

2. Identify contraindications and precautions for the use of vaccines available (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6).

3. Use recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) to identify target groups for receipt of each vaccine (CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6).

Preparing the Paper:

1. The Immunization assignment  will be graded on  use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.

2. Follow the directions below and the  grading criteria  located in the rubric closely.


3. The length of the paper should be 3- 4  pages, excluding title page and reference page(s). The title and reference pages should be in APA format.

4. Vaccination schedules should be obtained directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for Healthcare Providers website and reflect the most current recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Additional scholarly resources should be used and all sources  must be cited appropriately.


Diptheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis (DTaP) Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Hepatitis B Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Inactivated influenza (IIV) Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)
Influenza recombinant (RIV) Live influenza (LAIV)
Measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) Meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y)
Meningococcal serogroup B Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV13)
Pneumococcal 23-valent polysaccharide (PPSV23) Rotavirus
Tetanus, diphtheria & acellular pertussis (Tdap or Td) Varicella (VAR)
Zoster live Zoster recombinant

Choose 2 vaccines from the list above and provide the following information for each:


1. Name of disease preventable vaccination

2. Trade name (if more than one available, chose one only)

3. Type of vaccination (attenuated or inactivated)

4. Contraindications

5. Precautions

6. Adverse drug reactions

7. Minimum age to receive vaccine

8. Routine recommended vaccine schedule (timing and dose)

9. Special situations


Vaccination: Hepatitis A vaccination

Trade Name: Havrix

Type: Inactivated

Contraindication: Person with previous history of severe reaction to HAV, moderate or severe illness, with or without fever

Precautions: Patients with immunosuppression (may have lower antibody titers)

Adverse drug reactions: Injection site reaction, headache & malaise

Minimum age: 12 months

Routine vaccination schedule: 2 dose series between ages 12-24 months

Minimum interval between doses (if applicable): 6 months apart

Special situations: Vaccine should be given to those at risk for hepatitis A infection including chronic liver disease, clotting factor disorders, men who have sex with men, injection or non-injection drug use, homelessness, work with hepatitis a virus, travel in countries with high or intermediate endemic hepatitis A or close   personal contact with an international adoptee.

Barriers & Interventions

1. Identify one reason for vaccine non-compliance or vaccine hesitancy by patients/parents.

2. Discuss one intervention that Nurse Practitioners can take to improve vaccination compliance .

3. Identify when healthcare providers are required by law to report an adverse event.

4. Discuss adverse events that healthcare providers are encouraged  to report.

5. Identify how a healthcare provider would report an adverse event.

mersin escmersin esc