Vaccines 4 Teens

The Vaccinations 4 Teens resources are an easy-to-use collection of materials that AAFP members, care teams, and office staff can customize and use to help educate parents/guardians and teen patients about four AAFP- and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended immunizations for adolescents: meningococcal disease (MenACWY); human papillomavirus (HPV); tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap); and flu.

The materials are described below, as well as details about how to use them in the Vaccination 4 Teens Resource Library (link below). The materials include educational videos; question and answer (Q&A) examples for patient and parent conversations; fact sheet; reminder emails, letters, texts, and postcards; schedule reminders; and website and social media content.

Materials Overview

The Vaccination 4 Teens Resource Library provides an overview of all of the resources, as well as the AAFP’s recommendations for using each material. Feel free to use the materials as they are presented in these resources or copy and paste the information and adapt them for your own website, social media channels, or other materials about teen vaccinations.

Materials for Office Staff

These materials are intended to help remind office staff about the need to discuss vaccination during teen visits and provides suggestions on how to respond to questions from parents/guardians and patients.

Materials for Patients and Parents/Guardians

These materials are to be used to remind parents/guardians and teen patients through various channels about scheduling immunization appointments and to educate them on the importance of vaccination.