Vaccine Administration: Recommendations, Errors, Adverse Events, and Documentation

These resources support providers in vaccine administration.

Vaccine administration

Report a vaccine adverse event

Report vaccine administration errors

All vaccine administration errors should be reported to both the Vaccine Error Reporting Program (VERP) and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), even when no adverse event occurs from the administration error.

CDC's Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Child/adolescent vaccination schedules
Adult vaccination schedule

Documenting vaccination

Keep an up-to-date record of the vaccines your patients receive to make sure they have the best protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. To ensure patients get the vaccines they need and to prevent unnecessary vaccination, you should:


Standing orders

Offer vaccination appointments to clients without the need for clinician examination or direct order from the provider at the time of the appointment.

​Immunization resources and training for medical assistants