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Wednesday, May 12, 2004: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

C6: Improving the Immunization Status of Adolescents: School Entry Requirements, Voluntary Programs, or Promote and Be Done?

Adolescents are at increased risk for a number of infectious diseases which can be or will soon be - prevented by vaccines. In spite of the advances in vaccine development, there is little consensus on how to deliver these vaccines to the adolescent population. Presentation in this workshop will evaluate strategies which include integrating vaccines for adolescents into the childhood schedule, communicating risk to adolescents and their parents, voluntary programs targeting adolescents, and school entry requirements.
Learning Objectives: List the three general approaches to increasing immunization coverage in adolescents discussed in this workshop.

Moderator:Thad Wilson
11:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
11:15 AMThe Comparative Impact of Middle School Immunization Laws and Voluntary School-based Immunization Programs In Increasing Immunization Coverage in Adolescents
Thad Wilson, Daniel B. Fishbein
11:30 AMLong-term Effects of Recommendations and School Entry Requirements on Hepatitis B Vaccine Coverage
K. Michael Peddecord, Mark H. Sawyer, Robert Vryheid, Nancy Fink, Wendy Wang, Michelle Deguire, Sandy Ross, Kathe Gustafson
11:45 AMAge-Specific Varicella Vaccine Coverage Rates in 3-17 Year Old Children in San Diego
Mark H. Sawyer, Robert Vryheid, Michelle Picardal, Wendy Wang, Nancy Fink, K. Michael Peddecord, Michelle Deguire, Kathleen W. Gustafson, Sandy Ross
12:00 PMAdolescence A Challenging Time to Promote Prevention and Immunize
Juan Carlos Batlle, Thomas K. Zink
12:15 PMDiscussion

The 38th National Immunization Conference of CDC