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Upcoming Webinar with Dr. Chelsea Clinton

Activating Teens & Young Adults in Vaccine Decisions, Oct. 11 @ 4 p.m. EDT. Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, will moderate a discussion with young adult health advocates ready to share the power of engaging adolescents & young adults in their preventive health decisions. Click here to register.

COVID-19 Preparedness

Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19

Recommended Vaccines are still Important -- even during a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers, parents, teens and young adults. One outcome of the pandemic, is a dramatic declines in routine vaccination. The CDC reported that orders for vaccines have declined sharply since the emergency declaration (MMWR, May 8 2020). A recent study showed a 71% drop in healthcare visits for children and adolescents 6-17 year olds¹, ages when critical vaccines including Tdap, HPV and meningitis are given. These declines in vaccination put children and communities at greater risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as whooping cough. We're all part of the essential effort to ensure adolescents and young adults stay safe and healthy!

¹https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/2020/apr/impact-covid-19-outpatient-visits

What can you do?

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    Act now to catch-up on well visits and immunization. One person's health affects the whole family. Teens and young adults need to be diligent to protect both themselves and their families.

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    Get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

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    Continue mask wearing, social distancing and other protocols in crowded environments to protect those at high risk.

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    Connect to and share Unity educational resources.

Resources for You

Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC Vaccination Training for Healthcare Professionals
  • Who needs to be trained
  • Best practices
  • What clinicians need to know about Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
  • Allergic reactions, contraindications and precautions
- CDC Framework for Healthcare systems providing non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 pandemic
- The Pandemic Impact: Educational resource from Merck
- Guidance on pediatric preventive and non-urgent care from the AAP and AAFP
- Back to school preparedness

Implement solutions to have children and adolescents receive their routinely recommended vaccinations, using this resource provided by Merck.

The Pandemic Impact on Wellness Visits and Vaccinations for Children and Adolescents

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of The Clinton Foundation with

  • Pia Valenzuela Escudero, Executive Director, Division of Student Health, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Holly Hunt, Chief, Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Dr. Charles Irwin, Director, Division of Adolescent Health, UCSF November 30, 2020
  • Robert Boyd, President, School Based Health Alliance

Supporting Families & Schools in Addressing Student Health

The UCSF adolescent and young adult clinic is balancing both in-person and telehealth visits to ensure high quality well-care is delivered during COVID-19. Dr. Irwin shares how the clinic maximizes touchpoints, and ensures a safe environment for in-person well-visits. 

Dr Irwin: Experience on Using Telehealth to Care for Adolescents

Maintaining adolescent and young adult privacy and confidentiality during a telehealth visit is critical according to Dr. Irwin. Adaptations and flexibility are key components to success when it comes to accessing telemedicine resources

Dr Irwin: Challenges of Using Telehealth to Care for Adolescents

Dr. Irwin discusses the importance of well care visits and their link to adolescent vaccination coverage, and how we may see changes in the ways adolescents receive vaccinations in the future.

Case Study: A Physician’s Experience Caring for Adolescents using Telehealth – Access to Vaccination

Telehealth is here to stay.  Dr. Irwin discusses his hopes and plans for the role of telehealth in the future including how telehealth can improve both quality and access of care for adolescents.

Dr. Irwin: A Look at the Future of Medicine

Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine
Advice to support and help protect teens and young adults
Back to school

What can teens expect when getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of The Clinton Foundation with

  • Pia Valenzuela Escudero, Executive Director, Division of Student Health, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Holly Hunt, Chief, Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Dr. Charles Irwin, Director, Division of Adolescent Health, UCSF November 30, 2020
  • Robert Boyd, President, School Based Health Alliance

Supporting Families & Schools in Addressing Student Health

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet: Details on recommended adoleslescent vaccines and illnesses they protect.

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet

Protection from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Unity President talks about important vaccines recommended for teens at age 16 and Unity’s mission and resources

Judy Klein – Protection from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

A quick reminder about the 2 vaccines to help protect against meningitis

If Only You Could Vaccinate Via Text (Spanish Version Available)

Prioritizing Adolescents: Vaccinate at Ages 11-12 & 16. Learn about the vaccines recommended for your child at ages 11-12 and 16

Prioritizing Adolescents: Vaccinate at Ages 11-12 & 16 (2 minutes)

Remember the 4 – Vaccines for Teens Infographic. Find out about the risks of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine recommendations for teens by age.

Vaccines for Teens Infographic

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of The Clinton Foundation with

  • Pia Valenzuela Escudero, Executive Director, Division of Student Health, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Holly Hunt, Chief, Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Dr. Charles Irwin, Director, Division of Adolescent Health, UCSF November 30, 2020
  • Robert Boyd, President, School Based Health Alliance

Supporting Families & Schools in Addressing Student Health

Raising Awareness of Teen Vaccines Needed: Protection is a Snap.

Protection is a Snap (Spanish Version Available)

Raising Awareness of Teen Vaccines Needed: Protect Your Self(ie).

Protect Yourself(ie) (Spanish Version Available)

Remember the 4 – Vaccines for Teens Infographic. Find out about the risks of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine recommendations for teens by age.

Vaccines for Teens Infographic