These tools and resources are designed to help healthcare professionals implement key strategies for improving adolescent vaccination rates and educating adolescents and their parents/guardians about the importance of vaccination.
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Adolescent Practice Office Closed Script
If your practice has an existing “office closed” recording, it can be tailored to highlight important adolescent vaccination messages. This suggested script can be incorporated within the office’s main recording, urging patients and their parents/guardians to be proactive about their health by asking about vaccination.
Office Closed Script
College Campus/Student Health Services Office Closed Script
Adolescent Practice On Hold Script
This script can be customized and recorded as the message patients hear when they are on hold to schedule an appointment or to speak with office staff. This reinforces the need for vaccination and reminds patients and their parents/guardians to schedule an appointment.
On Hold Script
Adolescent Practice Posters and Tabletop Tent Cards
The poster and tabletop tent card can be used to remind patients and office staff about the importance of vaccinating adolescents to prevent serious infectious diseases. They can be prominently displayed in waiting rooms to encourage patients to ask about immunization. They can also be displayed at the local pharmacy near the pharmacist’s window or in any other healthcare setting where patients may be receptive to such reminders.
General Tabletop Tent Card
Meningitis Tent Card
Adolescent Practice Newsletter/Web Article
Healthcare practices with a website or patient newsletter can use this article to further educate patients and their parents/guardians about the importance of adolescent immunization against infectious diseases.
Practice Newsletter Article
Adolescent Vaccination Reminder Postcards
These postcards can be mailed to patients or their parents/guardians to remind them to schedule an appointment with their healthcare provider. The language can be cut and pasted onto a stock-paper postcard or incorporated into a pre-existing mailing and distributed to patients. Some printers have the capability to print double-sided, otherwise, print first side, flip page, and then print the other side. Avery labels also contain postcard printing templates.
Adolescent Vaccination Letters/Emails to Parents
These letters can be mailed or emailed to parents/guardians of adolescent patients to remind them to schedule an appointment with their healthcare professional.
Letter/Email to Parents (from physician)
Letter/Email to Parents (from school nurse)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Strategies to help your practice increase immunization coverage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes