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Adolescent Immunization Project

The Request for Applications and grant application for the 2015-2016 WV Adolescent Immunization Project are now available. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2015.

Take Your Best Shot

The “Take Your Best Shot:  WV Adolescent Immunization Project” (TYBS) was developed to address the problem associated with low vaccination rates among adolescents throughout West Virginia. It has been envisioned that TYBS will be strategically implemented statewide through development of local immunization collaboratives led by designated lead agencies in each county/region throughout the state.
 
Adolescent immunization rates for Tdap and meningococcal vaccination are nearing Healthy People 2020 goals; however, influenza and HPV vaccination rates are still lagging very far behind. Thus, TYBS projects will now be focused primarily on improving HPV and Influenza vaccination rates among adolescents. Currently, TYBS has been implemented in 39 counties throughout West Virginia.

Key Program Components

  • Community-based lead agency structure
  • Development of immunization-specific toolkits
  • Implementation of evidence-based strategies
  • Quarterly training sessions
  • Evaluation mechanisms
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04/19/2016 Meningococcal Vaccination Webinar This webinar will provide an overview of the different meningococcal serotypes, the coverage available from previous vaccines, recommendations for the new Men B vaccine, and more. Register now! [More]
04/19/2016 Regional HPV Vaccination Trainings These training opportunities will provide up-to-date information on HPV-related disease; strategies for discussing HPV vaccination with patients; and how to give a strong, well-informed recommendation for HPV vaccination. Register now! [More]
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