DOH Webinar + Immunization Rule Change Details

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health Immunization Requirements Webinar on March 3, 2020 The Washington State Department of Health is hosting an Immunization Requirements 2020 webinar on March 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The presentation will cover the: Immunization schedule. Immunization rules. Updates to school and child care immunization requirements going into effect…

Seattle School-Based Vaccine Services

Summary: Collaboration between school district staff, school-based health centers, and community partners helped document vaccine compliance for over 99% of Seattle Public Schools students in January 2020 Community vaccine clinics bolstered efforts to improve compliance with state requirements Community and school-based efforts also promoted recommended vaccines like flu, meningitis, and HPV as well as required…

FREE Vaccination Clinic in Federal Way

Where: Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 2:30pm – 8pm (No appointment needed!) Who can get vaccinated: Open to all King County K-12 students, up to age 18 (Please note, we are unable to vaccinate anyone aged 19 or older.) Cost: Free. There is…

Kudos to SPS School Nurses’ Immunization Efforts

Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools Health Services December 2019 Newsletter. Our priority is to make sure schools are safe learning environments for all. On December 16, [2019 SPS joins] other local school districts who have taken bold action to send out exclusion letters to those still out of compliance. Exclusion is set for January 8,…

Odds of HPV Vaccine Completion Higher in Seattle SBHCs

Results from a study undertaken in Seattle school-based health centers (SBHCs) show that “adolescent SBHC users had higher odds of completing the HPV vaccine series than adolescents who received all doses in traditional health care settings.” Published recently in Public Health Reports, the study (undertaken by¬†Public Health–Seattle & King County’s Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization…

Seattle Student HPV Vaccine Champions Make Waves on YouTube

Student advocates have worked in tandem with Public Health over the last four years to promote Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among their peers by connecting them with school-based health center (SBHC) services. Their work led to coverage rates reaching 80% at two-year¬†participating SBHCs! Now they are hitting social media with some back-to-school messages for parents…