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Improve Patient Engagement

Make Strong Recommendations

Research shows that a strong recommendation from a provider is the greatest motivator for people to vaccinate themselves and their family members.

Communication Training Tools

https://www.hpviq.org/communication-training-tools/
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
These tools were created to help providers learn how to use the Announcement Approach when recommending HPV vaccination.

How I Recommend - HPV Video Series

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/howirecommend/index.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
When it comes to immunizations, parents trust their provider's expertise more than anyone else's. The How I Recommend video series highlights clinicians like you, who explain how they are achieving high HPV vaccination rates, and effectively addressing HPV vaccination questions in their practices. These short, informative videos cover a range of topics related to HPV vaccination.

Immunization for Pregnant Women: A Call to Action

https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/files/pdfs/publications/immunization-for-pregnant-women-call-to-action.pdf
American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Pregnancy and Vaccination: Making a Strong Referral

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/hcp-toolkit/pregnant-strong-referral.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC created this handout to assist healthcare providers in making a strong vaccine referral. Even if you don't administer vaccines, making a strong vaccine referral can help ensure that your pregnant patients receive the recommended influenza and Tdap vaccinations.

Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/index.html
CDC, AAP and AAFP
The CDC, AAP, and AAFP created these materials to help providers assess parents' needs, understand the role they want to play in making decisions for their child's health, and then communicate in ways that meet the parents' needs.

Standards for Adult Immunization Practice

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/for-practice/standards/index.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patients trust their provider to give them the best advice on how to protect their health. Vaccine-preventable diseases can result in serious illness, hospitalization, and even death. Make adult vaccination a standard of care in your practice.

Standards for Adult Immunization Practice: Vaccine Recommendation

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/for-practice/standards/recommend.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This resource includes tips for addressing common questions about adult vaccination.

Strong Recommendations: Education Module Created by Medscape and CDC

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/842874?src=par_cdc_stm_mscpedt&faf=1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The provider's recommendation is a critical factor in whether patients receive the vaccines that they need. Research indicates that most adults believe that vaccines are important, and are likely to receive them if recommended by their healthcare provider.

Strong Recommendations: Vaccine Recommendation (Handout for Healthcare Providers)

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults/downloads/standards-immz-practice-recommendation.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The provider's recommendation is a critical factor in whether patients receive the vaccines that they need. Research indicates that most adults believe that vaccines are important and are likely to receive them if recommended by their healthcare provider.

Talking to Parents about HPV

https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/for-hcp-tipsheet-hpv.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC created this factsheet for healthcare providers to help them find effective ways to answer parents' questions about HPV vaccinations.

Talking to Patients about COVID-19 Vaccines

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/index.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The resources on this page include proven communication strategies and tips for effectively setting expectations and addressing questions from COVID-19 vaccine recipients.

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This website is informational and is not medical advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional.