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.
- 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.
Carolyn Bridges, MDAssociate Director of Adult Immunizations National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Services (NCIRD) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Aparna Ramakrishnan, MA, MSWSenior Health Communication Specialist Northrop Grumman for the Health Communication Science Office at NCIRD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michelle BasketLead Health Communication Specialist NCIRD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention