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…

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)…

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…