adolescent vaccines

adolescent vaccines

The Facts Are on Your Side!

When it comes to vaccines, fear can be strong but the facts are more powerful.

The fact is that every year 31,000 women and men are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV infection, yet most of these cancers could be prevented by HPV vaccination.

The HPV vaccine is a safe and easy way to protect against these cancers and is most effective if given at the recommended age of 11 or 12. Help overcome hesitations about the vaccine by strongly recommending it to parents of preteen and teen patients on the same day and in the same way you recommend Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.

Use Florida SHOTS
Reminder/Recall to help keep your patients on track to complete the HPV series and increase protection.

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Preteens and Teens: Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!

During your back-to-school appointments, make sure your preteen and teen patients are getting these four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia).
  • HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV.
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis).
  • A yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.

Teens and young adults may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Check the childhood immunization schedule for all recommended vaccines for preteens and teens HERE. #NIAM

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Updated 2017 Immunization Schedule Released!

Did you know that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently released the 2017 immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults? Click HERE to access the schedules and HERE to download a poster with the updated childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for your practice.

Sign Up for September Live Training Sessions: “Assess Your Immunization Coverage Levels”

Participants will learn how to run immunization coverage reports in Florida SHOTS and conform to AFIX standards. We will cover all of the updated features that you can use to help keep your patients up-to-date for all necessary childhood and adolescent vaccinations.

Private provider sessions:

CHD sessions:

Coming in 2016: Adolescent Immunization Coverage Assessment

We are excited to announce that we are updating the immunization coverage reports in Florida SHOTS to include adolescent patients! These new reports will allow you to assess your immunization coverage levels and keep your patients up-to-date for all necessary childhood and adolescent vaccinations.

Benefits of the new reports:

  • Enhanced reports for both childhood and adolescent patients
  • Providers now able to evaluate coverage for HPV, Tdap, and Meningitis, as well as all recommended and required childhood and adolescent vaccines

To learn more about the new reporting options, register for an “Assess Your Immunization Coverage Levels” live training session.

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(All times listed are Eastern time.)