Addressing Parents’ Concerns About Vaccinations Toolkit

Parents and healthcare providers want what is best for the health of children. Today, parents have many questions about vaccines and often turn to their healthcare providers for answers. This toolkit for physicians, nurses and other health professionals provides information about recent vaccine studies, suggested conversation topics, and resources as well as providing tools to use in your practice.

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Get the Facts About the Flu Handout

This informational handout describes why it is important to get the flu vaccine and who should get the vaccine. This educational piece allows the insertion of your logo at the bottom.

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Healthy Health Care Workers Toolkit

This comprehensive toolkit provides the how-to and resources to encourage health care workers get their immunizations. The first focus is influenza while the second focus addresses other necessary vaccines such as hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis), varicella. The second focus is under development and will be available in mid-2010.

  • Protect Your Patients, Employees, and Your Bottom Line
  • How To Use This Toolkit
  • Vaccine Focus: Influenza
  • Materials – Management Support
  • Materials – Education, Promotion, and Evaluation
  • Resources and Sources

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Medical Conditions and Influenza Handouts

This series of handouts give specific reasons why the flu vaccine is important when smoking, diabetes, asthma and heart disease are present.

  • Double Danger-Smoking and the Flu
  • If You Have Diabetes, A Flu Shot Could Save Your Life
  • Double Jeopardy-Asthma and the Flu
  • What You Need to Know About the Flu if You Have Heart Disease or Blood Vessel Disease

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Pinch of Prevention: Influenza Toolkit

This easy-to-use toolkit encourages parents to get their children and family members a flu vaccine. This toolkit contains a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation, newsletter article, flyer, handouts and resources for parents that can championed by a group leader. Originally designed to be part of a PTA meeting, this toolkit can be used in other settings as part of parent meetings.

  • PTA Forms – Letter, Registration, Evaluation
  • Community Partner Forms- Letter, Registration, Evaluation
  • Influenza Module:
  • Presentation
  • Flyers
  • Newsletter Article
  • Handouts
  • Resources

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PIV Resources and Tools Brochure

Project Immunize Virginia serves as an information and education resource for organizations and communities across the Commonwealth. The resources and tools described in this brochure cover a wide variety of immunization issues and audiences.

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Preteen and Teen Vaccines: Protection for A Healthy Future

A Toolkit For Parents Of 9-18 Year Olds

This toolkit is designed for PTAs and other organizations for parents of 9 – 18 year olds to use all or part of the contents in meetings, newsletters, or e-mails. It is ideal for parents of 5th grade students who will be transitioning to middle school soon since a well checkup is recommended for all 11- 12 year olds.

Parents are still directing the health of preteens and even teens. This toolkit educates and encourages parents to schedule a well checkup for their 11-12 year olds to insure that their adolescent receives all the recommended immunizations to be fully protected. It is not too late to for older teens to have a preventive care visit, especially if they were not seen as a preteen.

Preteens and teens need vaccines to keep them healthy as they grow. Protection from some of their baby and childhood vaccines begins to fade and other diseases that are specific to the teen years put them at risk.

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Protecting Yourself for the Ones You Love

A toolkit to promote Influenza and Pneumonia vaccines for seniors

Keeping healthy over age 65 means getting vaccinated against influenza and pneumonia. Protecting yourself against influenza and pneumonia will not only keep you connected with your family and friends but will also help protect those who cannot get vaccinated such as young babies and people with certain medical conditions. Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 65 are most vulnerable to influenza and pneumonia and their complications.

This toolkit was developed for groups to use to educate seniors about the importance of protecting their health by vaccinating against influenza and pneumonia.

Materials Included:

  • Activities and Timeline
  • Messages for Bulletins and Newsletters
  • Flyer – Protect Yourself For The Ones You Love
  • Flyer – Reasons Why People Avoid The Flu Shot
  • Poster – Protect Yourself For The Ones You Love with message
  • Poster – Protect Yourself For The Ones You Love with write-in space
  • Flu Word Search and Answer Sheet
  • “I Got My Flu Shot” Stickers
  • Resources

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Tdap Flyers Aimed At Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers of Babies

Whooping cough is not meant for sharing. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers can give whooping cough to your baby without meaning to. Flyers tell parents with clear text that it is important to get a Tdap booster. Some flyers have a box that accommodate your clinic times, practice name or other content that you want to add. Spanish version included.
Download either individual flyers or all flyers combined as zip file.

Individual Flyers addressing:
Parents (Caucasian)
Parents (Caucasian) + Adjustable Box
Parents (African American)
Parents (African American) + Adjustable Box
Parents (Spanish Version)
Parents (Spanish Version) + Adjustable Box
Grandparents Version 1
Grandparents Version 2
Grandparents Version 3
Daycare Worker
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Vaccinate at Age 4 Poster

This humorous poster encourages parents to talk to their child’s doctor about school vaccines when their child turns age 4, rather than delaying them. Also available with a box to add your practice’s information to the poster.

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