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PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Piloting The CARD™ System for education of students about vaccination: Does it improve the vaccination experience at school?

Piloting The CARD™ System for education of students about vaccination: Does it improve the vaccination experience at school?

Many students are fearful of vaccine injection-associated pain. In prior research, we created Knowledge Translation (KT) tools to address school vaccinations and associated pain, fear, and fainting. The objectives of this pilot implementation project were to determine the acceptability and impact of these KT tools on student knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of their vaccination experience.

Authors: Taddio A
Journal Issue: Supplement 1
Journal Title: Paediatrics and Child Health
Journal Volume: Volume 24
Publisher: Oxford Academic

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Stakeholder feedback on The CARD™ System to improve the vaccination experience at school

Stakeholder feedback on The CARD™ System to improve the vaccination experience at school

School-based vaccination programs can be a source of distress for many students due to the pain from the needle injection and related fears. We created a multifaceted Knowledge Translation (KT) intervention to address vaccination and pain, fear, and fainting called The CARD™ System. The objectives were to document acceptability of key tools included in the multifaceted KT intervention and their effectiveness in improving knowledge and attitudes about vaccination pain and fear.

Authors: Taddio A
Journal Issue: Supplement 1
Journal Title: Paediatrics and Child Health
Journal Volume: Volume 24
Publisher: Oxford Academic

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link The CARD™ System for improving the vaccination experience at school: Results of a small-scale implementation project on program delivery

The CARD™ System for improving the vaccination experience at school: Results of a small-scale implementation project on program delivery

Researchers conducted a small-scale implementation study that integrated The CARD™ System (C-Comfort, A-Ask, R-Relax, D-Distract)—a multifaceted knowledge translation intervention designed to improve the vaccination experience at school—within the school vaccination program.

Authors: Taddio A et al.
Journal Issue: Supplement 1
Journal Title: Paediatrics and Child Health
Journal Volume: Volume 24
Publisher: Oxford Academic

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link The CARD™ System for improving the vaccination experience at school: Results of a small-scale implementation project on student symptoms

The CARD™ System for improving the vaccination experience at school: Results of a small-scale implementation project on student symptoms

Many students are afraid of receiving vaccinations at school. We implemented a novel, multifaceted knowledge translation intervention incorporating evidence-based vaccination coping strategies—The CARD™ System (C-Comfort, A-Ask, R-Relax, D-Distract)—and evaluated impact on student attitudes, knowledge, coping strategies used, and symptoms during school-based vaccinations.

Authors: Freedman T et al.
Journal Issue: Supplement 1
Journal Title: Paediatrics and Child Health
Journal Volume: Volume 24
Publisher: Oxford Academic

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Adultes, Néo-Canadiens, Aînés TYPE: PDFVaccination des adultes : De quels vaccins avez-vous besoin?

Vaccination des adultes : De quels vaccins avez-vous besoin?

Fournit une liste de vaccins à considérer, pour les adultes.

Authors: Immunisation Canada
Corporate Authors: Immunisation Canada
Publisher: Immunisation Canada

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Vaccine Safety Communication in the Digital Age

Vaccine Safety Communication in the Digital Age

The second face-to-face meeting of the Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) was held on 4–5 June 2018, bringing together 89 participants, including 60 VSN representatives from 27 countries in all six World Health Organization regions. Members of the VSN were invited to discuss approaches, strategies and challenges in managing digital information and communications on vaccine safety in a credible way.

Network members and selected stakeholders discussed strategies to address Internet users’ information needs, reviewed ways to communicate the safety of vaccine through digital and social media and debated the pertinence of addressing controversies and vaccine hesitancy in the digital sphere. Participants were invited to think “outside the box” and find new ideas to sustain confidence in vaccines on the web.

The digital world makes it possible to reach millions of people with strategic information. It also offers the possibility of directing tailored messages that address the interests and sensitivity of specific audiences. The meeting documented important progress in the Network, in terms of both size and diversity and also the range of activities.

The VSN is breaking new ground by taking advantage of the diverse skills of its members. Digital campaigns, web analytics and social media listening are likely to enhance the impact of the Network. New initiatives have been launched to address vaccine hesitancy that have taught us valuable lessons. A long list of actionable items was retained. They range from broadening the VSN membership to selective communication strategies and include expansion, development of new tools and refinement of existing ones, establishment of new activities and training.

Authors: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization

PUBLISHED: 2019 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Vaccine-preventable diseases: Uncommon disease primer for the front-line provider

Vaccine-preventable diseases: Uncommon disease primer for the front-line provider

This Canadian Paediatric Society practice point provides quick information for front-line health care providers on vaccine-preventable diseases which, given the success of immunization programs in Canada, are now uncommon or rarely seen. These infections can still occur in children and youth from Canada and elsewhere, and their clinical identification has important public health implications. Knowledge of signs and symptoms, immunizing travellers and newcomers to Canada, awareness of outbreaks in-community and elsewhere, and early consultation with an expert in infectious diseases and public health authorities in suspected cases, are key preventive care measures.

Authors: Desai S & MacDonald N
Corporate Authors: Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Addressing vaccine hesitancy in immunization programs, clinics and practices

Addressing vaccine hesitancy in immunization programs, clinics and practices

This practice point offers evidence-based guidance for provincial/territorial immunization programs, clinics and office practices on how to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake rates. Steps to take include the following: 1) Detecting under-immunized subgroups (which requires record-keeping), diagnosis and targeted interventions; 2) Educating all health care workers involved with immunization on best practices; 3) Employing evidence-based strategies to increase uptake, including reminders, convenient clinic hours and locations, and tailored communication; 4) Educating children, youth and adults on the importance of immunization for health; and  5) Working collaboratively across provincial/territorial jurisdictions and with the federal government, nongovernmental organizations, community leaders and health services.

Authors: MacDonald NE and Dubé E
Corporate Authors: Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Adults, Seniors, New Canadians, Travellers, Health care providers TYPE: PDFAdult immunization: What vaccines do you need?

Adult immunization: What vaccines do you need?

Corporate Authors: Immunize Canada
Publisher: Immunize Canada