The role of schools in strengthening delivery of new adolescent vaccinations.

Abstract

Schools offer an opportunity to deliver new vaccines to adolescents who may not receive them in their medical home. However, school budgets and health priorities are set at the local level; consequently resources devoted to health-related activities vary widely. Partnering with schools requires soliciting buy-in from stakeholders at district and school levels and providing added value to schools. With appropriate resources and partnerships, schools could carry out vaccination-related activities from educating students, parents, and communities to developing policies supporting vaccination, providing vaccines, or serving as the site at which partners administer vaccines. Activities will vary among schools, but every school has the potential to use some strategies that promote adolescent vaccination.

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-1115F

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@article{Lindley2008TheRO, title={The role of schools in strengthening delivery of new adolescent vaccinations.}, author={Megan C . Lindley and Lynda Boyer-Chu and Daniel B. Fishbein and Maureen S Kolasa and Amy B. Middleman and Thad R Wilson and JoEllen Wolicki and Susan Frelick Wooley}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2008}, volume={121 Suppl 1}, pages={S46-54} }