Adults Need Vaccines Too? Strategies to Increase Immunization Awareness and Vaccination Rates

Thanks to those that were able to join us on our latest Webinar: Adults Need Vaccines Too? Strategies to Increase Immunization Awareness and Vaccination Rates.  If you haven’t already provided us with some feedback, please complete the online evaluation now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VICNetwork-03-20-14-AdultIZ

An archived copy of the recording and a copy of the slides will be posted here next week.

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Join Us for Next VICNetwork Webinar: March 20, 2014 2pm ET / 11am PT

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 ~ 2:00 pm ET/ 11:00 am PT

Adults Need Vaccines Too?

Strategies to Increase Immunization Awareness and Vaccination Rates

Adult vaccination rates in the U.S. are very low which means that thousands of adults are needlessly suffering illness, hospitalization, and even dying as a result of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Research shows that most adults are not aware they need vaccines to protect against diseases beyond influenza. A recommendation from their healthcare professional is the strongest predictor of whether adults get vaccinated.

This webinar presents evidence-based strategies and communication resources to support healthcare and public health professionals in educating and encouraging adults to get vaccinated.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the current context of adult immunization including the CDC recommended schedule, vaccination rates, and burden of disease.
  • Provide information on recently updated Standards for Adult Immunization Practice.
  • Provide an overview of CDC research on adult immunization communication.
  • Share best practices, evidence-based strategies, and communication resources to support healthcare and public health professionals in educating and encouraging adults to get vaccinated.

PRESENTERS:

Carolyn Bridges, MD 

Associate Director of Adult Immunizations
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Services (NCIRD)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

Aparna Ramakrishnan, MA, MSW

Senior Health Communication Specialist
Northrop Grumman for the Health Communication Science Office at NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Michelle Basket

Lead Health Communication Specialist
NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Watch for our next VICNetwork webinar announcement in March

Thanks to all that were able to join us for our latest VICNetwork Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…So what’s the hold up?

A copy of the slides and an archive of the recording have been posted under Events – Archived Webinars

Please watch for our next VICNetwork webinar announcement in March – Thank you

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HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…

Thanks to all that were able to join us for our latest VICNetwork Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…So what’s the hold up?

If you haven’t had a chance yet to provide us with your feedback, please do so now by completing our online survey.

A copy of the slides and an archive of the recording will be posted under Events – Archived Webinars by Friday.

Thank you

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Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention… So what’s the hold up? – Tues., Jan 28 – 2pm ET / 11am PT

Webinar: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention…
So what’s the hold up?

 Tuesday, January 28, 2014

11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Stagnant HPV vaccination rates are leaving another cohort of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection, HPV-related disease and HPV cancers. HPV vaccine information and recommendations are also reviewed. The presentation also provides evidence-based suggestions for successful HPV vaccine communication, as well as the current HPV vaccine communication resources available from CDC.

Objectives:

  • Describe the burden of HPV infection and related disease
  • Provide information about HPV vaccination, including recommendations, safety, and impact
  • Share and employ best practices for HPV vaccine communication and strong recommendations
  • Utilize CDC’s HPV vaccine communication products and messages

Dr. Anne Schuchat and Jill Roark will discuss “the perfect storm” of issues surrounding the HPV vaccine that have led to its underutilization. Communications research with parents and providers will shed light on the opportunities to improve uptake. Practical tips for strongly recommending the vaccine will be discussed, along with resources to help parents accept the recommendation for same-day vaccination.

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