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Immunization Advocacy - Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy


Addressing and Overcoming Barriers to Vaccine Hesitancy: Positive Messaging for Patients
Wednesday, March 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm **SPECIAL earlier time!**

Presented by: Anton Grasch, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UnityPoint Health Methodist Family Medicine, Peoria, IL 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Educate patients about the importance of being immunized. 
2. Identify approaches to overcome barriers associated with vaccine compliance. 
3. Learn communication strategies for adult patients and the parents/caregivers of children who require immunization. 
4. Develop an office-wide strategy to improve immunization rates (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).

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Top Ten Take-away Points from Addressing and Overcoming Barriers to Vaccine Hesitancy: Positive Messaging for Patients



CDC - Vaccine Safety

CDC - Who should NOT get Vaccinated

CDC - What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

CDC - Standards for Adult Immunization Practice

CDC -Immunization schedules

CDC- Vaccines for Travelers 

CDC - Vaccine information for Health Care Providers

ACIP Recommendation

About the ACIP

ACIP Q&A brochure

AAP - Case Studies on Vaccine Hesitancy

AAP - Communicating with Families

AAP - Immunization Social Media Kit

See How of Herd Immunity Works - Source: The History of Vaccines


Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations - A 64-page booklet introducing parents to the 14 childhood diseases and the vaccines that can protect children from them.

The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

Vaccinate Your Family -News and information for parents who wish to learn the truth about immunization and how best to protect their family from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Benefits of vaccinating - National Institutes of Health

What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities[2 pages]

Infant Immunizations FAQs

Why do preteens and teens need immunizations?