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    Using Standing Orders to Boost Adult Immunization Rates

    August 17, 2016


    Learn how to implement standing orders to boost adult immunization rates and protect your patients’ health. Standing orders are an effective, efficient way to increase adult immunizations against potentially serious conditions – including seasonal flu, pneumonia, and herpes zoster – and can be tailored to various clinical environments, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or home healthcare settings.

    Presentation Objectives

    • Create and implement standing orders for adult immunizations
    • Overcome vaccine hesitancy
    • Access your state’s immunization registry to keep patients’ records up to date

    Intended Audience

    Open to any practitioner and/or practice administrator, hospitals, office practices, home health agencies and nursing homes.


    LJ Tan, MS PhD
    Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition

    Prior to joining the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), Dr. Tan was the director of medicine and public health at the American Medical Association (AMA) a position he held since 2008. From 1997 to 2008, he was the AMA's director of infectious disease, immunology, and molecular medicine.

    Dr. Tan is a voting member of the Department of Health and Human Services' National Vaccine Advisory Committee, where he served on the adult immunization, vaccine safety, and healthcare worker immunization working groups, and is currently chair of the immunization infrastructure working group. Dr. Tan has been invited to address international, national, and state immunization audiences on issues ranging from vaccine financing to risk management in vaccine safety to emerging infectious diseases.


    Mary Franzen, MPH
    Mary is a Quality Improvement Consultant at Qualis Health.