Vaccination rates for some adolescent vaccines remain below Healthy People 2020 goals, leaving millions of adolescents vulnerable to serious health risks. This toolkit offers a selection of resources and insight into activities and strategies to enhance and improve the delivery of vaccinations throughout adolescence, from middle school to college. For even more resources, visit the AIM resource library.
In the Adolescent Immunization Resource Guide, you will find a selection of immunization program activities and strategies to enhance and improve the adolescent vaccination. Each chapter contains topic-specific background information, overviews of programmatic activities, key lessons learned, direct contact information, and downloadable resources.
Vaccination rates for some adolescent vaccines remain below Healthy People 2020 goals, leaving millions of adolescents vulnerable to serious health risks.
Immunization Programs can adopt, adapt, or use information shared 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: getting started, moving forward, and taking it to the next level.
Watch three short learning modules on developing a sustainable school-located vaccination (SLV) program, use of an application for electronic consent forms, and the immunization program perspective of valuable partnerships for SLV. Scroll down to view.
Learning Module 1: Developing a sustainable school-located vaccination program
In this module, Tiffany Tate of the Maryland Partnership for Prevention shares the benefits of establishing a school-located vaccination program, the keys to sustaining programs, and tips for implementation from billing to recruiting staff.
Learning Module 2: Use of applications ReadiConsentSM and ClinicReadiSM for electronic consent forms
In the second part of this session, Tiffany discusses how to approach challenges with consent forms.
Learning Module 3: The immunization program perspective of valuable partnerships for SLV
In this module, Greg Reed with the Maryland Immunization Program shares the value of partnerships in establishing school-located vaccination programs and how to establish and maintain those partnerships.
AIM has created these templates for distributing reminder/recall postcards, communicating directly with providers, and communicating through social media. Email AIM Communications Director Jasmine Berry with any questions or requests for alternative template formats.
Reminder/Recall Postcard Templates
Each template link provides you access to download a customizable PDF, as well as the Adobe InDesign files, fonts, and images so you can customize the templates with your program logo, branding and information. Canva templates are available upon request.
AIM collected short video clips of immunization program managers detailing activities to increase awareness and vaccination rates of adolescent vaccines. Each clip covers the basic program activities, working with partners, and unique factors. The program managers also detail their lessons learned.
North Dakota Centralized Reminder/Recall for Adolescents
Featuring Molly Howell (ND) discussing the state’s immunization reminder/recall project to increase vaccination rates in adolescents aged 12-17 yrs
Washington State Outreach to Adolescents on HPV Vaccination
Featuring Michele Roberts (WA) discussing the program’s outreach to encourage HPV vaccination in tribal youth and high risk adolescents
Development of Kentucky’s Statewide Immunization Conference Focused on Adolescents
Featuring Margaret Jones (KY) discussing the development of Kentucky’s statewide immunization conference
New Jersey Protect Me with 3+ Campaign
Featuring Steven Bors (NJ) discussing the state’s multimedia adolescent immunization awareness effort, Protect Me with 3+
Implementing the NY State Meningococcal Requirement
Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Rausch-Phung (NYS) discussing the program’s implementation of a new school requirement for meningococcal vaccination for students entering 7th and 12th grades
The 2022 Immunization Champions have been announced! Please read through to learn more about the 2022 Champions from various jurisdictions.