COVID-19 Information

Many adolescents and young adults have missed healthcare visits and important vaccinations due to the Covid-19 crisis. Find out what you can do now and how Unity can help!

Real Facts on Vax

Improving adolescent health through a focus on prevention and immunization

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Healthcare Providers

Find resources to communicate the importance of adolescent vaccination.

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Parents

Get information to guide discussions with your adolescent and their doctor.

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Teens/Young Adults

Understand the importance of getting vaccinated and how to talk about it.

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Help UNITY create an impact in raising awareness and education.

Latest Hot Topics

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Pro-Vaccine Advocate Ethan Lindenberger on Separating Fact from Fiction

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Judy Klein – Protection from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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About UNITY

No one likes disease, let alone being affected by any that are completely avoidable. With so much information flying around in the digital age, it has become increasingly difficult for people to distinguish fact from opinion.

 

Unity™ Consortium, in conjunction with trusted partners in both private and public sectors, aims to eliminate misinformation and provide the rights tools and resources to ensure a future that is free of preventable diseases.

Our Members and Liaisons

This Consortium is the first of its kind to unite public and private organizations to share data and research and collaborate on initiatives aligned with our mission.

Members

  • AdirA
  • American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
  • CareDox
  • CVS
  • Geisinger Health System
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
  • Indiana University
  • Journal of Adolescent Health
  • Merck
  • National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health
  • National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
  • Pfizer
  • Real Talk with Dr. Offutt
  • Sanford Health
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • School Based Health Alliance
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School
  • Univision
  • Young Invincibles
  • Verizon
  • Walgreens

Liaisons

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Vaccine Education Center
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy

Our Initiatives

While education is key, it is only half the battle: engagement and action are necessary to strive for change. In coordination with dedicated healthcare providers, parents, and adolescents, UNITY facilitates programs and studies with actionable results to increase visibility in the community.

Hot Topics

Videos that Touch Upon Current Trends Regarding Teen Vaccination

Pursuit of the Three C’s:

Confident, Concise, and Consistent. Healthcare provider recommendations are a critical influence on parent and adolescent agreement to vaccinate on time.

CommUNITY Initiative

A national movement of leading communities taking action to improve adolescent and young adult (AYA) immunization coverage, within the context of preventive healthcare.

VAX@16

The UNITY Consortium has developed a new, first-of-its-kind campaign (VAX@16) emphasizing the 16-year-old well-visit and the vaccines that can help protect teens at that age.

2019-2020 Mom Advisory Council

A nationwide initiative aimed at educating the decision makers, the Mom Advisory Council leans on moms to help other moms know best.

2019-2020 Teen Advisory Council

A nationwide effort to bring teens and young adults together to identify the best ways to communicate about vaccines, creating a different type of peer-to-peer network

UNITY's Latest Resources

*Resources are color-coded for the intended user group who will find them most useful.

= Healthcare Providers

= Parents & Caregivers

= Adolescents

= Everyone

The WHO lists vaccine hesitancy as one of its top 10 global health threats. As scientists race…

CGI U Virtual Discussion – Combating Vaccine Hesitancy: Today’s Fight Against Misinformation

Scenario demonstrates Health Care Provider Consistent, Confident, Concise MenB vaccine recommendation (shared clinical decision making), using motivational…

The Three Cs: Demo featuring recommendations with a 18 YO Teen who is accepting of MenB vaccine (1/3 videos)

Scenario demonstrates Health Care Provider Consistent, Confident, Concise recommendation for MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making)…

The Three Cs: Demo featuring recommendations with a 16 YO Teen and Mom who are accepting of MenACWY and MenB vaccines (1/3 videos)