The goal of the Immunization Program is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases by working in conjunction with public and private health care providers throughout the state.
Accomplishing this goal will require achieving and maintaining high vaccination coverage levels, improving vaccination strategies among under vaccinated populations, prompt reporting and thorough investigation of suspected cases and rapid institution of disease control measures.
If children do not receive vaccine(s) or do not receive vaccine (s) according to the medically recommended schedule, the consequences may include:
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices all strongly recommend vaccines and the administration of vaccine(s) according to routine medical recommendations. The following IDPH, Immunization Program webpages provide information and resources regarding vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases.
Bethany Kintigh RN, BSNImmunization Program Manager1-800-831-62931-800-831-6292 FAX, or
Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online
2015 VFC Program Re-enrollmentPosted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
VFC Program Re-enrollment
Iowa immunization records available in IRIS can be requested from any health care provider participating in IRIS or from Iowa's Immunization Program by completing the forms below.
Iowa Chapter AAP
Immunization Action Coalition
Voices for Vaccine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Vaccine Education Center
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
National Cancer Institute
For more Information about the Iowa Immunization Program:Call 515 281-4923 or 1-800-831-6293You may also use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.
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