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…

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,…

Free Vaccines for Kids in Kent

Kent School District and Public Health are offering free vaccinations for all kids age 18 and under on Thursday, October 17 at Kent Meridian High School from 4-8 pm. This is open to all families from all school districts. All the vaccinations required by schools will be offered for free, and they will also have…

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…