Adult Immunization Project Learning and Action Network

Welcome to the ASN Adult Immunization Project (AIP) Learning and Action Network (LAN) page. This space is to facilitate collaboration between ASN, its partners in the Adult Immunization Project, CMSS, and other participating medical specialty societies. Below you will find the ASN AIP LAN purpose statement, information to support the “pocket guide” resource developed to promote confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations for people with kidney disease, and educational offerings created by members of the ASN AIP LAN.

ASN AIP LAN Purpose Statement

Provide dialysis facility level project participants the opportunity to:

  • share their experiences, current practices, and interventions;
  • explore best practices, lessons learned, and progress toward goal;
  • and collaborate on the development of new resources.

Promoting Vaccination in Adults on Dialysis

Members of the ASN AIP LAN provide information on a variety of topics in a short-form video format.

Joseph Sutton, RN, BSN (Northwest Kidney Centers)
  • approaching patients about vaccination
  • importance of vaccination for those around you
  • when patients are reluctant
Rebekah Morris, RN (Fresenius Kidney Care)
  • collaborating with staff to promote vaccination
Jetaun Archibald, RN, BSN (The Rogosin Institute)
  • cultural sensitivity and vaccination
Matthew Dietz, RN (DaVita Kidney Care)
  • debunking common myths
  • importance of leadership
Paula Lowther, RN (Fresenius Kidney Care)
  • importance of educating patients about vaccination
Sue George (Dialysis Center of Lincoln)
  • importance of vaccination for patients

“Pocket Guide” Resource with Supplemental Information

AIP Pocket Guide Information

Promoting Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccinations for People with Kidney Diseases 7 links
The Benefits of Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19 2 links
Promoting Vaccines: Know Facts and Bust Myths 4 links

Stay up to date with COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Everyone 6 months and older can get an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more. »

  Additional Materials

How to be a Vaccine Advocate

This resource, created by the ASN AIP Steering Committee, provides suggestions for engaging staff and patients in a dialysis facility, transplant, or kidney care setting. At this time, participants in the ASN AIP are encouraged to review and provide feedback on this resource.

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CDC Recommends Vaccination Before the Holidays

Vaccination rates are lagging this year for flu, Covid, and RSV.

CDC has developed key messages and tools for health care providers to use in this final 2023 effort to protect patients.

  Engagement and Education

(Coming soon)

The ASN Adult Immunization Project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) [] with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor endorsement by CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.