Help Us Get Washington’s Kids Caught Up on Vaccines!
Immunity Community resources – Vax to School and Vax into Summer tools developed by WCAAP, DOH, and Public Health Seattle & King County include social media toolkits with images and text in Spanish and English, and “Dear Parent” template letters to recall families to catch up on routine childhood immunizations (available in 10 languages).
Washington’s Child Health Improvement Partnership (WA-CHIP) leads immunizations learning collaboratives to improve child and adolescent vaccination rates statewide.
- The 5th cohort of the Immunizations Learning Collaborative is kicking off in April 2023! Over a 9-month period, clinics will identify opportunities to increase childhood and adolescent vaccinations, implement improvements, receive regular data and coaching, and benefit from participating in a community of clinics working toward the same goals.
- Download a flyer here.
- Learn more about WA-CHIP
Answers to Common Questions
January 2022 AAP FAQ for Families
COVID-19 Vaccine Common Questions Resource Links
FAQ on COVID-19 Vaccine to share with families/parents
- 45-minute WCAAP Webinar: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Extraordinary Times (Dr. Doug Opel, March 24, 2021)
- COVID-19 vaccine communication practices and tactics:
- Preparing to answer hard questions & managing our own emotions (view recording)
- Building trust with families & ensuring consistent messaging (view recording)
- Overcoming objections, addressing misconceptions (view recording)
- Talking about safety (view recording) *this session includes information from DOH on support for COVID-19 vaccine providers
- October 28: Information from DOH on distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 (view recording)
- November 3: Town Hall Forum with DOH on COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 (coming soon)
- November 10: Talking safety – kids ages 5-11 (coming soon)
- December 1: Addressing misconceptions – kids ages 5-11 (coming soon)
Articles & Discussion Guides
- Page for parents, guardians, and the public: www.VaccinateWA.org/kids (or look for the skateboarding tile on www.CovidVaccineWA.org)
- ”Vaccinating Youth” page for health care providers (or look for the skateboarding tile on www.doh.wa.gov/Covid19VaccineProvider)
- Health Care Provider Discussion Guide: Building Confidence in COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines (wa.gov)
- Addressing Mistrust About COVID-19 Vaccines Among Patients of Color, Annals of Internal Medicine
- National Study of Youth Opinions on Vaccination for COVID-19 in the U.S., Journal of Adolescent Health
- What Parents/Guardians Should Know about Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine (PDF)
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Pediatric Vaccine Toolkit for Providers (PowerPoint)
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Pediatric Vaccine Toolkit for Schools (PowerPoint)
- Washington State DOH Power of Providers Initiative
- WCAAP/WithinReach/DOH/PHSKC Vax Into Summer, Vax to School toolkits
- HHS We Can Do This campaign – toolkit for pediatricians
- AD Council COVID vaccine education toolkit
- CDC Vaccine Toolkit
- AAP Page on COVID Vaccines: Includes Implementation Resources and Information for Families (in English and Spanish)
- Immunization Action Coalition list of resources
- CHOP Vaccine Education Center:
- Join WCAAP’s HPV at 9 Rural Learning Collaborative! Learn more: Opportunity to Increase HPV Vaccination in Rural Washington Starting at Age 9 – WCAAP – Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- 2-minute video from the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable: HPV Vaccinations: 9 Benefits of Starting at Age 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCpNJ1Rv9YQ
- 1 minute video from AAP: Why is HPV Vaccine Recommended at Age 9-12? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGugqRSMA2s
- Why AAP recommends initiating vaccination as early as age 9. American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP News. 2019 Oct 4: https://publications.aap.org/aapnews/news/14942/Why-AAP-recommends-initiating-HPV-vaccination-as?autologincheck=redirected
- CDC: You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention – online education modules, free CME.
- Webinar: You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. Understanding the Burden of HPV Disease, the Importance of the HPV Vaccine Recommendation, and Communicating about HPV Vaccination. Presented by Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH, FAAP.
- AAP HPV Provider Champion Toolkit – online resources and education. This toolkit has the best resources available to help you educate other healthcare professionals, discuss HPV vaccination with parents, and make necessary changes in your practice to improve HPV vaccination rates.
- Eliminating HPV Related Diseases as a Public Health Problem: Let’s Start with Cervical Cancer – Webinar recorded March 7, 2018 by the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, Moffit Cancer Center.
Use these resources to make the best use of the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and improve immunization rates.
Department of Health Resources
- Register to use WAIIS: Learn More
- IIS training materials: Learn More
- How to use reminder recall in the IIS (PDF): Learn More
- WCAAP/DOH reminder recall webinar: Learn More
- Reminder-recall resources (PDF): Learn More
- Adding, editing and deleting vaccines (PDF): Learn More
Recent Vaccines Webinars
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