For Health Care Professionals/Providers
The resources below can be used to assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in speaking with patients and their parents about adolescent vaccines.
Tips and Time-savers for Talking with Parents About HPV Vaccine
CDC research shows these straightforward messages are important to parents when discussing HPV vaccine—and easy for you or your staff to deliver. Parents may be interested in vaccinating, yet still have questions. Taking the time to listen to parents’ questions helps you save time and give an effective response.
Provider Factsheet [color - 308 KB, 4 pages]*
Factsheet about adolescent vaccines developed specifically for the doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Also available in black & white [214 KB, 4 pages]
Vaccine Recommendations & Administration
- Adolescent immunization schedule (7-18 years old)
- Screening Questionnaire Teen Immunization [108 KB, 2 pages]
Tool for determining which vaccines may be needed for your 9-18 year old patients
- International travel
Use the Yellow Book to determine vaccines and medications necessary to prevent illness when traveling to other countries. Or, consult the destination map to identify vaccines needed before your patients travel.
Tetanus & diphtheria toxoids & acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine, quadrivalent (MCV4)
Influenza vaccine (seasonal)
Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines at no cost to professionals who serve eligible children. Children younger than 19 years of age are eligible for VFC vaccines if they are Medicaid-eligible, American Indian or Alaska Native or have no health insurance. Children who have health insurance that does not cover vaccination can receive VFC vaccines through Federally Qualified Health Centers or Rural Health Centers. VFC vaccines cannot be denied to an eligible child if a family can’t afford the administration fee. Go to the VFC web site for more information about participating in VFC.
Recommending HPV Vaccine Successfully 6:36 minutes
Medscape: CDC Expert Commentary
In this video commentary from the CDC, Dr. Anne Schuchat describes how to have clear, confident HPV conversations and address parents’ key questions about HPV vaccine. September 2013
- Adolescent Immunizations: A Back-to-School Checklist 29:32 minutes
CDC and Medscape Training
CME/CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. Goals are to improve knowledge of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for vaccination of adolescents and to increase application of the recommended vaccination schedule. July 2012
- HPV Vaccine: A Shot of Cancer Prevention 18:45 minutes
CDC and Medscape Training
CME/CE activity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who recommend or provide vaccinations to preteens and teens. The goals of this activity are to increase clinician recognition of the burden of HPV-related disease and to increase understanding of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for HPV disease prevention through vaccination. August 2012
- HPV Vaccine Now Recommended for Boys and Young Men
Help parents understand why boys should start the HPV vaccine series at age 11-12 years. CDC Expert Commentary, March 2012
- Clarifying Meningococcal Booster Dose Recommendations
In this video commentary from the CDC, Dr. Amanda Cohn clarifies the meningococcal booster dose recommendations for adolescents. CDC Expert Commentary, January 2012
- Increasing HPV Vaccine Coverage
In this video commentary from the CDC, Dr. Anne Schuchat outlines the steps that providers can take to ensure that cervical cancer does not develop in this generation of girls at the rates of their mothers and grandmothers. CDC Expert Commentary, December 2011
- Syncope After Vaccination
- Make Every Injection Safe!
In this video commentary from the CDC, Dr. Joseph Perz clears up myths and misperceptions that could be putting your patients at risk. CDC Expert Commentary, February 2011
- Vaccine and Disease Specific
- Reminder systems and strategies for increasing vaccination rates
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