Disease- & Population-Specific

Immunization is essential to preventing the spread of contagious – and sometimes deadly – diseases, particularly among at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides a wealth of resources to help family physicians educate parents and patients about the importance of immunization.

Here you’ll find information about immunizations for specific diseases and populations, as well as policies and recommendations from the AAFP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

    Despite the overwhelming evidence of the safety and effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, vaccination rates remain low. The AAFP is urging family physicians to strongly recommend that patients get vaccinated against HPV.