Newly Designed and Easy to Navigate—Visit to Enhance Your Efforts to Increase Rates for MenACWY Booster Doses and Other Adolescent Vaccinations

August 2019

Technically Speaking
Monthly Column by Deborah Wexler, MD
Deborah Wexler MD
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Newly designed and easy to navigate—visit to enhance your efforts to increase rates for MenACWY booster doses and other adolescent vaccinations
Published August 2019
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has announced a major upgrade to its collaborative website promoting the importance of receiving a booster dose of meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine.

Aimed at healthcare professionals, the site has been revised to incorporate newly updated materials and to highlight the importance of all recommended vaccines for 16-year-olds. A simplified navigation structure makes locating information a breeze.

The colorful new website is divided into five easy-to-access sections:

  • Vaccinate Teens – The tools included on this web page offer helpful information on teen vaccination schedules and tips for improving adolescent immunization rates.
  • Give 2 Doses – Fewer than half of teens have received the recommended second dose of MenACWY vaccine. This web page offers tools to help providers improve second dose coverage.
  • 16-year-old Visit – These resources help both providers and their patients remember the important vaccines recommended for 16-year-olds.
  • Tools for Providers – These tools from CDC, IAC, and other organizations explain meningococcal ACWY vaccine recommendations and assist in improving adolescent coverage for all recommended vaccines.
  • Resources – This section contains a wealth of information to assist provider efforts to improve adolescent immunization rates. The materials are subdivided into the following subsections:

Additional time savings are provided by the site’s single location where all website materials are listed according to whether they are primarily of interest to providers or to patients/parents. Other sections relate to general adolescent immunization, as well as meningococcal disease and vaccine information.

Visit and enjoy browsing (and hopefully deploying) its terrific resources. The site is brought to you by IAC, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur.

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