School nurses are a valued and trusted leader in the provision of school health services and a champion for vaccination. School-located vaccination (SLV) is a strategy to increase immunization rates for staff and students, reduce vaccine preventable disease and absenteeism, increase public perception of the importance of vaccinations, and increase equitable access to vaccines. Establishing SLV is complex. It requires detailed planning to ensure success and typically involves a joint effort between the school/school district and a community health provider partner.
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) directed an environmental scan and roundtable discussions to identify key considerations for the school nurse when planning SLV.