About Us

Vaccine Facts and Policy catalogs selected immunization measures that influence the immunization environment in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, five immunization grantee cities (Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio) and eight U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands).

This website includes information about:

  • The environments for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  • Immunization laws, policies, programs, and public health initiatives in each of the covered states, cities, and territories, using a point-in-time study
  • State, city, and territory activity presented in customized tables

Vaccine Facts and Policy is a partnership of the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy (GWU), and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).

GWU has a long history of collaborative research with the public health community. Our research related to immunization law and policy is recognized for its relevance to public health practice, and our studies have frequently resulted in the development of tools for public health practice and policy.

AIM was created in 1999 to enable immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the United States and its territories. AIM membership includes representatives from all 64 state, territorial and local National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) grantees. These grantees, or Project Areas, include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Chicago, New York City, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia.

IAC works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. IAC also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.

Project Support

The partnership is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Inc. provides no input into the content of this project.