Healthcare Professional Resources

Important notice to all Michigan healthcare professionals:
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) must contain Michigan's MCIR statement and must be provided to each patient prior to vaccine administration.

Free Staff Immunization Education for Kent County Healthcare Professionals

Timely Immunization Practice Strategies (TIPS)

  • TIPS meetings are provided at the Kent County Health Department three times each year to discuss current immunization topics and strategies.
  • To request an invitation to our next TIPS meeting, please e-mail your request to

Immunization Update Sessions for Office Staff

  • Various sessions are presented by Kent County Immunization Nurse Educators and are offered at your office at a time convenient to you. Eligible participants will receive professional education credits (CME, CNE) for attending.
  • To request additional information or schedule training please call (517) 335-9070.

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

  • This program provides publicly purchased vaccines at no charge to VFC-eligible children through public and private providers.
  • For more information on the program please visit
  • Kent County healthcare professionals interested in VFC training may email

Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

  • MCIR consolidates patient immunization records into one easily accessible electronic record. MCIR also has the ability to assist with pandemic flu preparedness and can track vaccines and medications during a public health emergency.
  • Healthcare professional information and resources are available at and
  • Kent County healthcare providers interested in accessing MCIR or training may email their requests to

Free Immunization Documents for Kent County Healthcare Professionals

Fax the Kent County Health Department Immunization Program to request an order form at (616) 632-7299 to order the following:

  • Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) with MCIR statement
  • IP59 forms
  • Immunization Green Cards

Additional Healthcare Professional Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Vaccine and Immunization Topics
  • Healthcare Professionals Resources

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting Systems (VAERS)

VAERS | Information for Healthcare Providers

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) requires healthcare providers to report:

  • Any adverse event listed by the vaccine manufacturer as a contraindication to further doses of the vaccine; or
  • Any adverse event listed in the VAERS Table of Reportable Events Following Vaccination that occurs within the specified time period after vaccination.
  • In addition, CDC encourages you to report any clinically significant adverse event that occurs in a patient following a vaccination, even if you are unsure whether a vaccine caused the event.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS):

  • Educational Materials and Brochures
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
  • National Immunization Program Provider Information
  • Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC):

  • Standing Orders samples
  • Ask the Experts
  • Newsletter for healthcare professionals

Michigan Care Improvement Registry Region 2:

  • Contact information and resources for all counties located in Region 2
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
  • MCIR Training
  • Forms, Manuals, Tip Sheets
  • Links to resources such as:
    • Pink Book
    • AIM Kit
    • MDHHS Quick Looks
    • And much more!