Strong Provider Vaccination Recommendation
Healthcare provider recommendations are critical to parent and adolescent agreement to vaccinate on time. UNITY designed these resources to help healthcare providers deliver a confident, concise, and consistent recommendation for routinely recommended vaccines to adolescents (11, 12, and 16 year olds).
- Rationale for Strong Provider Recommendation (Video)
This video provides an overview of the UNITY Consortium and reviews current gaps vs. adolescent immunization goals, and provides the rationale for a strong provider recommendation and application of motivational interviewing principles.
- Provider Recommendation Demos and Motivational Interviewing (Video)
Provider Recommendation Video Worksheet
This video provides an overview of the elements of a strong provider recommendation (presumptive, bundled, equal recommendation for same day vaccination) and reviews various scenarios of parent-provider conversations. The video also reviews the motivational interviewing guiding style of communications for truly hesitant parents.
- Sample Recommendation Language and FAQs
- Parental Disposition and Motivational Interviewing for Hesitant or Refusing Parents
- Provider Recommendation CME Activity
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Non-Physician 0.75 hours. IUSM is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education. Access the activity to obtain free CME credit.
Following a roundtable discussion of Unity members, liaisons, and experts, Unity issued a whitepaper and call to action on adolescent immunization featuring the INPSECT Imperatives.
Parent/Teen Educational Materials
Unity has a variety of parent and teen educational materials on adolescent immunization and preventive health. Download the materials to post or share in your office.
Vaccines for Teens Infographic Vax@16 Teen Posters Vax@16 Videos