Friday, October 13, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wichita Marriott Hotel
9100 Corporate Hills Dr. | Wichita, KS 67207
Physicians, nurses, care teams, clinic staff, educational institutes, parents, and community members are invited to attend this FREE panel presentation Highlight on Vaccinations 4 Teens. Please invite your healthcare colleagues to attend this free presentation, we do request advance registration for all attendees.
This non-CME educational panel presentation will focus on four vaccines every Kansas teenager needs: Meningitis, HPV, Tdap, and Flu.
Moderator: Robert P. Moser, Jr, MD
- John Eplee, MD - family physician, KS legislator, immunization champion
- Gretchen Homan, MD - pediatrician, immunization champion
- Bob Werner - father who lost his daughter to meningitis
Attendees of this educational panel presentation will learn vaccination best practices from Kansas colleagues, hear stories of the potentially devastating effects of under-vaccination, be reminded of vaccination schedules, as well as be provided access to a robust library of in-office materials to use in their clinics!
Vaccination rates for Kansas teens are generally lower than the national average according to CDC data collected in 2015 among adolescents age 13-17.
|Meningitis ||46 out of 50||63.7%||81.3%|
|HPV**||48 out of 50||50.9%||62.8%|
|Tdap*||27 out of 50||87.3%||86.4%|
*Tdap is required by the state of Kansas for children to attend school.
**According to the 2016 National Immunization Survey, HPV vaccination rates in Kansas increased in 2016: 41 out of 50, 51.8% of KS Teens covered.
Resource Center: CLICK HERE
These Resource Library materials can be tailored and used to help educate parents/guardians and teen patients about the four CDC-recommended immunizations for adolescents: meningococcal disease, HPV, Tdap and flu.
This program provided through the AAFP Foundation’s Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium with support from Sanofi Pasteur.