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…

Looking to Stay Updated on the Latest News in Child/Adolescent Immunizations?

Immunizations make up a significant amount of school-based health work, from School Nurses’ diligent compliance tracking to school-based health center medical staff providing shots on site. As such, staying up-to-date on the latest news and recommendations is key! Our friends in the Immunizations program at Public Health–Seattle & King County suggest the following resources to help you…

Vaccinate Before You Graduate!

It’s nearing the end of the school year and many of our high school clients are heading off on new professional and academic endeavors. Help ensure that along with their diploma, they leave school with all the recommended vaccines. It’s easy as 1-2-3! Adolescents should graduate high school with: ONE booster of Tdap vaccine (whooping cough protection)…