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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!

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Improve Adolescent and Young Adult Immunization
Learn about our initiatives below

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 and other engaging posters

Protection is a Snap (Spanish Version Available)

Raising Awareness of Teen Vaccines Needed: Protect Your Self(ie) and other engaging posters

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

Pro-Vaccine Advocate Ethan Lindenberger on Separating Fact from Fiction

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

VAX@16 Missed Opportunities Guide (Spanish Version Available)

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

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

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) vaccines, using motivational interviewing techniques.

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

Scenario demonstrates Health Care Provider Consistent, Confident, Concise recommendation for MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making) vaccines, using motivational interviewing techniques.

The Three Cs: Demo featuring recommendations with a 16 YO Teen and Mom who are accepting of MenACWY vaccine, but hesitant to accept MenB vaccine (1/3 videos)

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.

The Three Cs: Scenarios Featuring Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations at Ages 16 and 18

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) and other engaging posters

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

Pro-Vaccine Advocate Ethan Lindenberger on 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

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

L.J Tan – Medical Society Letter on 16 YO Well Visit and Immunization Platform

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

An overview of the UNITY Consortium (the sponsor of the Three Cs study), reviews current gaps vs. adolescent immunization goals, and provides the rationale for the quality improvement study that focuses on the provider recommendation and applies motivational interviewing principles to the parent-provider conversation.

The Three Cs Background

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

Adolescent Immunization: Understanding Challenges and Framing Solutions for Healthcare Providers

As a physician, are you having trouble pushing parents to accept vaccinations for their children? This document gives some tips on motivational interviewing for hesitant or refusing parents.

Parental Disposition and Motivational Interviewing for Hesitant or Refusing Parents

Worksheet for customizing the 3Cs approach for your practice: Have confident, concise, and consistent vaccine discussions

Provider Recommendation Video Worksheet

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 (Spanish Version Available)

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

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

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) vaccines, using motivational interviewing techniques.

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

Scenario demonstrates Health Care Provider Consistent, Confident, Concise recommendation for MenACWY and MenB (shared clinical decision making) vaccines, using motivational interviewing techniques.

The Three Cs: Demo featuring recommendations with a 16 YO Teen and Mom who are accepting of MenACWY vaccine, but hesitant to accept MenB vaccine (1/3 videos)

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.

The Three Cs: Scenarios Featuring Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations at Ages 16 and 18

Raising Awareness of Teen Vaccines Needed: Protect Your Self(ie) and other engaging posters

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 participants receive a unique and proven CommUNITY Toolkit to support their action plans for improving adolescent and young adult immunization levels. The Toolkit provides a framework for engaging partners, setting goals, measuring impact, selecting resources and implementing your plan. Resources and templates are shared.

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 – Medical Society Letter on 16 YO Well Visit and Immunization 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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