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2017 Fall Forum

2017 Fall Forum

The Advancing Adolescent Health Fall Forum, held in September 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal applied lessons learned from successful immunization programs around the world and developed action plans for improving adolescent immunization coverage.

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Motivational Interviewing for Vaccine Hesitancy

We also know from a lot of research that providers and the way that they communicate with families is one of the most influential reasons or factors behind parents’ vaccine decision making.

Accomplishments

The Advancing Adolescent Health Fall Forum identified promising practices that successful immunization programs share, and issued a Position Statement with a Call to Action for healthcare providers (HCPs) to prioritize adolescent immunization:

Immunization should be a high priority during all medical encounters with adolescents

HCPs should proactively discuss all available adolescent vaccines, while listening carefully to parent/teen perspectives

Promising practices for adolescent immunization should be identified and disseminated

Public health efforts should increase access to credible information about vaccine-preventable diseases and adolescent vaccines

Leadership in adolescent immunization should be cultivated at all levels

All front-line healthcare providers should be involved – including those who work in vaccine clinics, doctors’ offices, schools, pharmacies, public health clinics, and community agencies

Immunization should be a high priority during all medical encounters with adolescents

HCPs should proactively discuss all available adolescent vaccines, while listening carefully to parent/teen perspectives

Promising practices for adolescent immunization should be identified and disseminated

Public health efforts should increase access to credible information about vaccine-preventable diseases and adolescent vaccines

Leadership in adolescent immunization should be cultivated at all levels

All front-line healthcare providers should be involved – including those who work in vaccine clinics, doctors’ offices, schools, pharmacies, public health clinics, and community agencies