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…

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)…