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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Vaccination Programs: Standing Orders

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends standing orders for vaccinations to increase vaccination rates among adults and children; when used alone or with additional interventions; and across a range of settings and populations. Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel where allowed by state law, to assess a client's immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized provider. The protocol enables assessment and vaccination without the need for examination or direct order from the attending provider at the time of the interaction.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Vaccination Programs: Standing Orders [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2016 May 12]. Available from: