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Your Adolescents & Young Adults May Not Be Protected

Immunization rates for recommended vaccines among adolescents and young adults are not where they need to be. Why?

UNITY Resources

• How to get more adolescents and young adults into the office
• How to take full advantage of every office visit to make sure adolescents and young adults are fully vaccinated

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)

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

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet

Getting teens to show up to your practice: Watch expert Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley discuss solutions for Sub-optimal Adherence Rates

Tamera Coyne-Beasley – Sub-Optimal Adherence Rates in Adolescent Vaccines

Separating Fact from Fiction. Vaccine Advocate Ethan Lindenberger and Dr. Laura Offutt discuss how and where to find reliable sources of vaccine information on the internet

Ethan Lindenberger: Separating Fact from Fiction

Guidance to Address Missed Opportunities: Identify teens eligible for vaccination at every touchpoint

VAX@16 Missed Opportunities Guide

How to have a confident and concise "shared clinicial decision making" discussion with teens and young adults (and their parents)

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 18YO adolescent.

Three Cs Demo: 18 YO Acceptance of MenB Vaccine

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of both vaccines.

Three Cs Demo: 16YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY and MenB Vaccines

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs- Consistent, Confident, and Concise- to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of MenACWY vaccine, but hesitant to accept MenB vaccine.

Three Cs Demo: 16 YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY Vaccine and Hesitant of MenB Vaccine

Scenarios demonstrate HCP Consistent, Confident, Concise Recommendations of MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making) vaccines with varying levels of acceptance, using motivational interviewing techniques that engage the parent and teen.

Three Cs Demo: Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations

Making a Shared Clinical Decision Making Recommendation: Get expert advice on how to discuss ACIP SCDM recommended vaccines

Amy Middleman – ACIP MenB Vaccine Shared Clinical Decision Making Recommendation

Scenarios demonstrate Health Care Provider consistent, confident, and concise recommendations for adolescent vaccines utilizing motivational interview techniques. These presumptive, bundled recommendation vignettes show various scenarios of parental vaccine acceptance at the 11, 12, and 16 year-old well visit.

The Three Cs: Scenarios Featuring Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations at Ages 11 and 12

UNITY Resources

How to make parents and teens more aware of what vaccines they need (potentially before they visit the office)

After a year of harassment, here’s how I deal with Antivaxxers…and where I come out on my vaccination beliefs and advocacy.

Ethan Lindenberger: My Experience with Antivaxxers and Why I Continue to Advocate for Vaccination

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

Protect Yourself(ie) (Spanish Version Available)

Separating Fact from Fiction. Vaccine Advocate Ethan Lindenberger and Dr. Laura Offutt discuss how and where to find reliable sources of vaccine information on the internet

Ethan Lindenberger: Separating Fact from Fiction

The “What and Why” on older teen vaccines: Share the VAX@16 Infographic

VAX@16 Vaccination Opportunities Infographic (Spanish Version Available)

UNITY Resources

• How to get more adolescents and young adults vaccinated without it interfering with other priorities
• How to make vaccines a higher priority for everyone in the office
• Proven ideas for "automating" the vaccination process in the office

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 18YO adolescent.

Three Cs Demo: 18 YO Acceptance of MenB Vaccine

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of both vaccines.

Three Cs Demo: 16YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY and MenB Vaccines

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs- Consistent, Confident, and Concise- to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of MenACWY vaccine, but hesitant to accept MenB vaccine.

Three Cs Demo: 16 YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY Vaccine and Hesitant of MenB Vaccine

Scenarios demonstrate HCP Consistent, Confident, Concise Recommendations of MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making) vaccines with varying levels of acceptance, using motivational interviewing techniques that engage the parent and teen.

Three Cs Demo: Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations

Ethan Lindenberger Blog: COVID-19, an infection without a vaccine. Now is the time to make sure you are vaccinated against all preventable diseases to avoid succumbing to an illness that is preventable.

Ethan Lindenberger: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Guidance to Address Missed Opportunities: Identify teens eligible for vaccination at every touchpoint

VAX@16 Missed Opportunities Guide

UNITY Resources

Ways to identify and fix missed opportunities to vaccinate

Guidance to Address Missed Opportunities: Identify teens eligible for vaccination at every touchpoint

VAX@16 Missed Opportunities Guide

Optimizing your office processes: Use the INSPECT imperatives (Immunization Neighborhood, Sharing, Platform, Educate, Champions and Talk) evaulation framework (JAH Commentary)

Improving Adolescent Immunization Coverage: The Time to Act Is Now. (J Adolesc Health 2017)

UNITY Resources

• Ways to shorten discussions with parents and getting to "yes"
• Tools to address parents' questions before they come into the office

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 18YO adolescent.

Three Cs Demo: 18 YO Acceptance of MenB Vaccine

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs – Consistent, Confident, and Concise – to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of both vaccines.

Three Cs Demo: 16YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY and MenB Vaccines

This demo demonstrates a healthcare provider using the three Cs- Consistent, Confident, and Concise- to recommend a MenB Vaccine and MenACWY vaccine using motivational interviewing techniques to a 16 YO adolescent and their mother. Patient and mother are accepting of MenACWY vaccine, but hesitant to accept MenB vaccine.

Three Cs Demo: 16 YO and Mom Acceptance of MenACWY Vaccine and Hesitant of MenB Vaccine

Scenarios demonstrate HCP Consistent, Confident, Concise Recommendations of MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making) vaccines with varying levels of acceptance, using motivational interviewing techniques that engage the parent and teen.

Three Cs Demo: Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations

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

Protect Yourself(ie) (Spanish Version Available)

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

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet

UNITY Resources

• Ways to identify key stakeholders in my geography that could impact adolescent and young adult vaccination
• Ways to get all of the important stakeholders aligned and working together to help improve adolescent and young adult vaccination rates

After a year of harassment, here’s how I deal with Antivaxxers…and where I come out on my vaccination beliefs and advocacy.

Ethan Lindenberger: My Experience with Antivaxxers and Why I Continue to Advocate for Vaccination

Click to contact us about becoming a CommUNITY participant and receiving a CommUNITY toolkit.

CommUNITY Toolkit (available only to CommUNITY participants)

Prioritizing protecting your teens: Watch expert Dr. L.J Tan discuss medical society letter call to action on adolescent vaccination

L.J. Tan, MS, PhD: 16 YO Well Visit and Vaccine Platform

Prioritizing Adolescents: Vaccinate at Ages 11-12 & 16: Watch experts Drs. Charles Irwin and Paul Offit

Prioritizing Adolescents: Vaccinate at Ages 11-12 & 16

CommUNITY is a partnership between Unity and organizations and communities seeking to increase vaccination rates for adolescents and young adults. Participating organizations receive the help needed to develop and implement a customized plan of action. Through CommUNITY you can engage your stakeholders, unify your community and increase immunization coverage for adolescents and young adults.

CommUNITY

CommUNITY unifies your stakeholders around improving adolescent immunization with a motivational campaign. Submit your Application.

CommUNITY Application

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