Resources for Parents

Ensure your Teens and Young Adults are Vaccine Protected
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Your Teens & Young Adults May Not Be Protected

Your child may not have received all of their recommended vaccines. UNITY™ Consortium can help address some of your concerns

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Background on the diseases prevented by the vaccines (symptoms/complications, potential outcomes)

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

UNITY Resources

• Background on how the diseases spread
• How to know if your teen is at risk
• Environments conducive to contracting each disease

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

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

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet

All About HPV Vaccination. Dr. Paul Offit of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia talks about the value of HPV vaccine in cancer prevention

Paul Offit, MD soundbite: Value of vaccines

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

If Only You Could Vaccinate Via Text (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

UNITY Resources

Background on the diseases prevented by the vaccines (symptoms/complications, potential outcomes)

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

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

Raising awareness of the value of vaccines: Share expert Dr. Paul Offit on the importance of adolescent vaccination

Dr. Paul Offit: Importance of Adolescent Vaccination

UNITY Resources

• Videos of sample dialogues
• Questions to ask the Health Care Professional

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

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

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

Protect & Connect Fact Sheet

UNITY Resources

Tools for talking with teens about vaccines and other health topics

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: 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)

Teen advocate shares how telling stories and encouraging young voices can help counter vaccine misinformation and promote preventive health through immunization

Ethan Lindenberger: The Importance of Young Voices

Gender Impacts Preventive Health, Too. Learn how parents may communicate health info differently to boy and girls and how they think about their own health

Gender Differences (English Infographic)

Say What? Teen Health Communications. Learn how U.S. teens, parents and healthcare providers think and talk about about preventive health

Say What? Teen Health Communications (Spanish Version Available)

UNITY Resources

• Safety information for each vaccine and the safety of getting multiple vaccines at the same time
• True picture of risk and reward from the vaccines
• Info on how long each vaccine has been given and what the experience has been

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

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

Teen advocate shares how telling stories and encouraging young voices can help counter vaccine misinformation and promote preventive health through immunization

Ethan Lindenberger: The Importance of Young Voices

A teen vaccine advocate and a physician teen health expert speak out about vaccine misinformation on social media

Spotting Fake Vaccine Information on Social Media

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