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Adolescent Immunization Resource Guide


Vaccination rates for some adolescent vaccines remain below Healthy People 2020 goals, leaving millions of adolescents vulnerable to serious health risks.

The AIM Adolescent Immunization Resource Guide offers a selection of activities and strategies to enhance and improve the delivery of vaccinations throughout adolescence, from middle school to college. Each of the nine chapters offer a menu of adolescent-focused strategies that Immunization Programs can adopt, adapt, or use as inspiration in planning or brainstorming exercises. Recognizing that Immunization Programs vary substantially in the resources available for adolescent immunization efforts and in their public health infrastructure, the Resource Guide offers activities at three levels: 


The Adolescent Immunization Resource Guide will be released chapter by chapter. Check the AIM website frequently for the latest updates


Immunization Programs are involved in a wide range of efforts to reach teens in schools, such as making school coverage reports more accessible, targeting high school athletes, engaging with school-based health centers, and conducting school-located immunization clinics. The activities highlighted here related to targeting teens in school are:

Getting Started: Updating vaccine language on high school sports physical form (Minnesota)

Moving Forward
: Helping schools fulfill state recordkeeping and reporting requirements (Alabama)

Taking It to the Next Level: Immunizing students in school-located clinics during school hours (Rhode Island)






Immunization Programs are involved in a wide range of efforts to reach teens directly, such as utilizing social media, conducting contests to create outreach materials, and crafting messaging that resonates with specific adolescent populations. The activities highlighted here related to targeting teens directly are:

Getting Started: Supporting HPV campaigns developed with input from and targeting at-risk subpopulations (Washington State)

Moving Forward: Enhancing the Protect Me With 3+ Campaign (New Jersey)

Taking It to the Next Level
: #UDontGetIt Campaign (Pennslyvania)



Immunization Programs across the country work to actively engage stakeholders in adolescent immunization campaigns, such as supporting immunization coalition-led projects to increase coverage rates, establishing relationships with new partners involved in adolescent immunization (eg, cancer prevention programs), and forming groups with multiple internal and external partners to share ideas and collaborate on adolescent immunization activities. The activities highlighted here related to engaging stakeholders are:

Getting Started: Managing overlapping stakeholder initiatives (Michigan)

Moving Forward: Establishing a statewide workgroup to address adolescent immunization (Montana)

Taking It to the Next Level: Building on jurisdiction-specifIc connections through an HPV stakeholder group (Alaska)




  This Resource Guide was made possible through support from Sanofi Pasteur

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