These UNITY resources provide information about the new 16-year-old immunization platform (e.g., vaccines recommended for 16 year olds, including MenACWY, MenB, and flu (seasonally) highlighted in the CDC US Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedule.
*New – L.J Tan – Medical Society Letter on 16 YO Well Visit and Immunization Platform
Medical Societies Urge 16-Year Olds to Receive Annual Well Visits and Vaccinations. Why should healthcare providers take action? Increases in well visits provide the chance to immunize, and seed with teens an appreciation for preventive health as they transition into young adults.
*New – Tamera Coyne-Beasley – Sub-Optimal Adherence Rates in Adolescent Vaccines
Teens don’t often go to the doctor’s office, unless they need something. This contributes to parents and their children having less awareness of the vaccines they need and how many doses to get the maximum protection against vaccine preventable diseases. What can healthcare providers do to ensure teens complete the vaccination series?
Meningococcal disease is rare, but, for those who become infected, it can be serious. Adolescents and young adults ages 16 through 23 have amongst the highest rates of meningococcal disease. ACIP Updated the Men B Vaccine to a Shared Clinical Making Recommendation. What does that mean for healthcare providers?
Featuring Paul Offit, MD, Member of the division of infectious diseases, and Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
The importance of the newly-established 16-year-old vaccination platform including which vaccines are recommended, talking to parents and teens and avoiding missed opportunities to vaccinate.
Featuring L.J. Tan, MS, PhD., Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition
Learn about what you can do to help improve recommended vaccination coverage for 16-year olds. The video includes tips on how to best engage parents and adolescents so that they get the immunizations they need to support life-long health.
Featuring Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Immediate Past President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Adolescent vaccination rates, including those for meningococcal disease, are well below national goals. Learn more about meningococcal disease and how and why adolescents should be vaccinated. The video includes tips on how to talk to adolescents and parents about vaccination.
Featuring Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSPHR, Director of Research for the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Medical Director of the Immunization Program at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
There are many missed opportunities for adolescent preventative care and vaccination. Learn about intervention strategies to drive annual check-ups and vaccinate when teens do show up with healthcare providers. Wellness visits are critical for adolescent engagement in their own healthcare discussions.
These resources can help practices routinize the implementation of the 16-year-old immunization platform in their practice or system