Get the Update on Tweens, Teens and Vaccines
Sep 18, 2012

Through my involvement with this blog, I have been fortunate enough to participate in various webinars that focus on a variety of immunization issues.  I always find them informative for a number of reasons.
First, I am able to hear directly from various immunization experts as they address some of their most pressing immunization concerns.  While some of the issues are already familiar to me, others are new and insightful.   I get a sense of what has been accomplished and what the priorities are for the future.
Second, these webinars are primarily designed to educate public health employees, further reinforcing the fact that these professionals have a genuine concern for the well-being of our nation and especially our children.  They clearly take their jobs seriously by doing a thorough investigation of the data and discussing best practices for continued improvement.
The VIC Network recently conducted one such webinar entitled Tweens, Teens and Vaccines: Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them?  On this call I heard directly from the Dr. Anne Schuchat and Jill Roark of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As they shared valuable data, they provided a snapshot of the vaccination status of our nation’s teens and tweens.  They even discussed strategies that could be used by health care providers, communicators and educators to help improve the data and promote vaccination to hard to reach populations and their parents.
Now, you can listen to an archived recording of the call here.
Of course, after you do, I would love to hear what you believed to be the most relevant take-aways from the call.

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