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Actionable Tools & Resources to Increase adult Vaccination RATES

OUR PURPOSE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that since 2010, yearly flu-related hospitalizations in the United States have ranged from 140,000 to 710,000. Additionally, in adults 50 and older, the risk of being hospitalized after getting pneumococcal pneumonia is 8x greater than younger adults aged 18-49. Unfortunately, adult vaccination rates are very low in many parts of the country.[1,2]

Experts believe that the most effective way to increase vaccination rates is to implement healthcare system-based interventions together with community-based interventions.[3]

The Let’s Vaccinate website brings together ACTIONABLE resources and strategies that healthcare providers, healthcare systems, and immunization programs and coalitions can use to increase adult vaccinations. It also provides a vehicle for connecting providers to local immunization programs/coalitions. The website is divided into two sections—one for providers, and the other for immunization programs/coalitions. Have a look to see how you can work together to vaccinate!

Together, Let’s Vaccinate!

FOR PROVIDERS

Consider these easy steps:
  1. Share the Let’s Vaccinate website with key stakeholders within your healthcare system or practice to identify challenges and barriers to vaccinating adults.
  2. Review the Resources for Providers below and determine which ones will best address your specific challenges and barriers.
  3. Identify internal champions at each office practice to help implement the resources and strategies into your daily office workflow. Provide time, resources, and support to help champions be successful in creating a culture that encourages vaccinations.
  4. Collaborate with your local immunization organizations to increase vaccination rates in your community. Contact Vaccinate Your Family: A Program of Every Child By Two at info@ecbt.org to connect with your state or local immunization programs or immunization coalitions. Please note that it’s best to engage others early in your planning process.

FOR IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS AND COALITIONS

Consider these easy steps:
  1. Assess the challenges and barriers to vaccinating adults in your community.
  2. Based on your assessment, identify your target group (e.g., adults, adults with high-risk conditions, pregnant women, etc.) and location for your intervention.
  3. Review the Resources for Immunization Programs and Coalitions below and determine which ones will best address your specific challenges and barriers.
  4. Collaborate with healthcare providers to increase vaccination rates in your community. Please note that it’s best to engage others early in your planning process.

Together,
Let's PROMOTE ADULT
VaccinatIONS!

Source: https:// thecommunityguide.org/content/two-multicomponent-intervention-recommendations-increase-appropriate-vaccinations

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017, July 19). Adult Vaccination Resources. Retrieved August 02, 2017, from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/for-practice/standards/index.html
[2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015, May 05). For Educating Your Adult Patients. Retrieved August 02, 2017, from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/for-patients/index.html
[3] The Community Guide. (2017, February 27). Vaccination Programs: Health Care System-Based Interventions Implemented in Combination. Retrieved August 02, 2017, from http://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/vaccination-programs-health-care-system-based-interventions-implemented-combination.