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.
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