ERIC Number: ED501888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Give It a Shot! Toolkit for Nurses and Other Immunization Champions Working with Secondary Schools. 2nd Edition
Boyer-Chu, Lynda; Wooley, Susan F.
American School Health Association (NJ1)
Adolescent immunization saves lives--but promoting immunization takes time and thought, and today's nurses and other health advocates are faced with a host of ever-expanding responsibilities in a time of reduced budgets and staff. This toolkit is thus structured as an easy and reliable resource. This 2nd edition contains: (1) a 64-page manual; (2) current information on adolescent immunizations; (3) tips on incorporating immunization messages into the work of school health advocates; (4) a CD containing many of the handouts described in the manual; (5) 3 colorful posters to promote awareness; (6) a DVD featuring a parent-friendly video titled "Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fear" and a youth-friendly video titled "The Case of the Missing Shots;" and (7) CEU self-study questions that nurses and certified health education specialists (CHES) may complete and submit for credit. Sections in the 64-page manual include: Why Immunize Teens; Collaborating with Key Healthcare Providers; Partnering with Other Youth Organizations; Educating and Motivating Teens and Parents; Month-by-Month Strategies; Tools for the Classroom; Striving for Compliance; Vaccinating at the School Site; Media Attention; and Primer: Diseases and Vaccines for Adolescents and Resources.
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Communicable Diseases, Secondary Schools, Adolescents, Health Education, Nurses, Health Promotion
American School Health Association. 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44242. Tel: 330-678-1601; Fax: 330-678-4526; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ashaweb.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.