Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Highlight Critical Importance of the 16-year-old Immunization Visit

Healthcare professionals urged to improve low adolescent vaccination rates through focus on 16-year-old immunization visit

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) have issued a joint call-to-action urging healthcare professionals to establish an adolescent healthcare visit at 16 years of age to ensure their patients receive recommended adolescent vaccines. The letter is available at www.immunize.org/letter/16-year-old-platform.pdf.

For the press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-medical-and-public-health-organizations-highlight-critical-importance-of-the-16-year-old-immunization-visit-300897575.html

For the “Dear Colleague” letter: http://www.immunize.org/letter/16-year-old-platform.pdf

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