In recognition of the significant need to keep health care professionals informed about current immunization requirements and practices in a real time manner, the MDPH Immunization Program has created the following Electronic Immunization Tool Kit. The Electronic Immunization Tool Kit replaces the hard copy (plastic file box) tool kits distributed in the past. The Tool Kit, comprised of the linked documents below, includes guidelines, reference documents, office materials suitable for reproduction, practice tools that facilitate the implementation of immunization best practices, patient education materials and other resources.

The electronic format allows for timely updates to existing documents and can accommodate new information immediately, a critical component considering the rapidly changing issues in immunization practice.

Please take some time to review the contents of the tool kit and share this link with your staff. Please bookmark this page for easy access from your office.

Working together, we can improve the delivery of immunization services and the overall health of children, adolescents and adults residing in Massachusetts.

Best Practices and Tools

Guidelines and Schedules

Contraindications and Precautions

Immunization Records

School Requirements

Reporting Vaccine Preventable Diseases


Vaccine Management

Vaccine Management Tools

Vaccine Safety

Vaccine Information Statements

Parent Education

Adult Immunization

Influenza and Pneumococcal

Perinatal Hepatitis B



ACIP Recommendations

This information is provided by the Bureau of Infectious Disease within the Department of Public Health.