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Research-Driven Recommendations

AIM conducts research independently and in partnership with other organizations to develop and share evidence-based immunization policies and practice recommendations. AIM participates in various aspects of research projects, including research design, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of results.

Conducting Surveys or Interviews of Immunization Program Managers

Researchers interested in surveying or interviewing immunization program managers are strongly encouraged to participate in the AIM screening and recommendation process. Surveys and interview requests that have received a recommendation from AIM are more likely to be completed by immunization program managers, as they demonstrate value to AIM members.

Conducting Research in Partnership with AIM

Researchers interested in partnering with AIM to access the experience and expertise of state, territorial, and local immunization programs should review the research collaboration request process and complete the research collaboration request form below.

Advocating for Public Health Immunization Programs

As a national leader on immunization policy and programs, AIM advocates on behalf of our member immunization programs; educates policymakers and others about the benefits and purpose of public health immunization programs; and provides programmatic expertise to fellow members, stakeholders, and partners. AIM conducts a limited amount of federal legislative advocacy in accordance with federal tax laws and federal grant guidance.

Member-Driven Policy Priorities

Policy priorities are identified by AIM members through a consensus-based approach. Information is gathered from AIM membership, stakeholders, and partners, as well as research reports and published articles. AIM also maintains  an Immunization Program Policy Toolkit, a collection of helpful resources within our resource library.

Position Statements

AIM Statement on Vaccine Storage and Management

The effectiveness of vaccines depends on proper storage and handling from manufacture to administration. If vaccines are not stored properly,…

Recommendations on VFC Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Distribution

AIM recognizes that the availability of influenza vaccine and other factors outside the immunization program’s control will vary season to…

AIM Position Statement on Personal Belief Exemptions from State Vaccination Mandates

AIM supports the right of states and territories to enact school and childcare vaccination requirements. Immunization requirements in schools and…

Recommendations for Vaccine Shortage/Influenza Vaccine Management in Centralized Distribution System

AIM's AIM Vaccine Distribution Working Group developed this checklist/set of recommendations for handling vaccine shortage/influenza vaccine management in a centralized…

AIM Position Statement on School and Child Care Immunization Requirements

School and child care immunization requirements are effective public health tools for increasing immunization coverage in children, preventing vaccine-preventable disease,…

Recommendations and Lessons Learned From the 04-05 Flu Season

AIM offers recommendations based on lessons learned from the 2004-2005 flu season to improve successful flu vaccination. Lessons learned include…

Letters & Comments

Public Comment: July 22, 2021 ACIP Emergency Meeting

I am Claire Hannan, Executive Director of the Association of Immunization Managers. I would like to take this opportunity to…

ASTHO and AIM Request for Additional State and Territorial Vaccination Needs

On behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Association of Immunization Managers, we are writing…

Public Comments: January 27, 2021 ACIP Emergency Meeting

Good afternoon. I am Claire Hannan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers.  AIM members are the dedicated public…

ASTHO Congressional Briefing Remarks

Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for all your support and hard work on behalf of the country. I want…

Public Comments to ACIP Emergency Meeting on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Good afternoon. I am Claire Hannan, Executive Director of the Association of the Immunization Managers. Our nonprofit represents the state,…

Public Comments to ACIP Emergency Meeting on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Thank you for the opportunity to provide public comment on this truly historic day. I am Claire Hannan, executive director…

ASTHO and AIM Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting Funds for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution and Seasonal Influenza

On behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) we…

Statement on the Need for Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Substantial resources are needed to implement state plans and ensure that cost is not a barrier to any American receiving…

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