Adolescent Vaccination: Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee -- Adolescent Working Group [DRAFT] [open pdf - 78KB]
"In response to a request by the Assistant Secretary for Health, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) adolescent working group recently assessed issues related to the goal of developing a comprehensive and successful adolescent immunization program in the United States.1 Six key areas were identified as presenting distinct challenges to realizing this goal, which is critical to the ultimate achievement of improved health outcomes among U.S. adolescents. These key areas include: venues for vaccine administration, consent for immunizations, communication, financing, surveillance, and the potential for school mandates. Having solicited input from over 40 stakeholders, the NVAC adolescent working group has developed recommendations for addressing each area. Because some of the issues are inter-dependent, recommendations in some sections overlap. These recommendations are intended for health policy makers, immunization program managers, health care providers, and other stakeholders."
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