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Stats4Vax - Improving teen vaccination rates one school nurse at a time - An educational campaign from the National Association of School Nurses In collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur

As you know, vaccines are the best way to help protect teens against serious infectious diseases.1 However, millions of teens remain under-vaccinated against these diseases, particularly meningococcal meningitis and human papillomavirus (HPV), which both require a multi-dose vaccine series to help protect teens.2,3

Stats4Vax: Improving teen vaccination rates one school nurse at a time (Stats4Vax), a collaboration between NASN and Sanofi Pasteur, aims to improve teen vaccination rates by providing support, materials, and tools for school nurses and other healthcare providers to help guide conversations with parents/guardians to see that their teens are up-to-date on their immunizations.

Stats4Vax Challenge - Improving teen vaccination rates one school nurse at a time - An educational campaign from the National Association of School Nurses In collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur

Stats4Vax School Nurse Challenge:

For high school nurses in North Carolina, California and Florida

School nurses play an integral role in teen health and are doing their part to help educate and drive action among teens and their parents/guardians. In August, NASN launched and is piloting the Stats4Vax School Nurse Challenge in North Carolina, California, and Florida. The Challenge encourages high school nurses to uncover teen student vaccination rates in their schools, and provides helpful materials and tools for nurses to take action to help improve those rates. Nurses who demonstrate an improvement over the course of one school year will receive national recognition among their peers and become eligible for a trip to one of NASN’s national or regional conferences.

Stats4Vax Challenge Details and Submission Form
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Stats4Vax Resource Library:

For high school nurses nationwide

To help improve vaccination rates in your schools, we’ve created the Stats4Vax Resource Library. Below, you’ll find easy-to-use materials that you can tailor to meet the needs of your student population. Materials and tools include letters home to parents/guardians, a talk track with messages to help you proactively discuss the importance of vaccination with students, and content to help educate parents/guardians about teen vaccination to use via social media, school newsletters, or the school website. We hope you use these materials and tools when speaking with your students’ parents/guardians about the importance of vaccination!

Stats4Vax Backgrounder
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Stats4Vax Letter Home to Parents/Guardians that you can send home with students encouraging vaccination
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Stats4Vax Talk Track with messages to help you proactively discuss the importance of vaccination with students
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Stats4Vax Guidance Document outlining opportunities where you can engage with parents/guardians and teens about the importance of teen vaccination
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Sample Stats4Vax content to educate parents/guardians about teen vaccination

Sample Social Media Content
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Sample Newsletter Content
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Website Blurb
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References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016). Vaccines for Your Children: Protect Your Child at Every Age. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/protecting-children/index.html.

  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2014. Retrieved, from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6429a3.htm.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2013). Age and Sex Composition in the United States. Retrieved, from http://www.census.gov/population/age/data/2012comp.html

Stats4Vax Challenge - Improving teen vaccination rates one school nurse at a time - An educational campaign from the National Association of School Nurses In collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur

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