Model Programs for
Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention

 

 School-based programs for adolescents 

    


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Chinatown Pediatric Services, Adolescent Chinese Hepatitis B Project (Philadelphia, PA)
Provides hepatitis B awareness, education, vaccination, and screening opportunities to Philadelphia's Chinese community, including free vaccine to susceptible adolescents.
Posted 7/31/02

Denver Health/Denver Public Schools Adolescent Immunization Program
Vaccinates 2,000-3,000 middle school students each year against hepatitis B.
Posted 10/03/02

Houston Middle School Initiative (Texas)
Vaccinated 14,000 5th and 6th grade students against hepatitis B. Posted 5/02/03

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School-Based Vaccination Program
Has been working with the schools in 10 parishes to provide hepatitis B vaccine to fifth grade students since 1992.
Posted 10/30/01

Mid America Immunization Coalition (Kansas City, MO)
Provided hepatitis B immunization to 46,749 students from 195 schools in 23 school districts in Kansas and Missouri.
Posted 7/09/01

Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition
Vaccinated 12,000 middle school students against hepatitis B in seven years. Posted 5/10/04

North Carolina School-Site Hepatitis B Immunization Initiative
Provides hepatitis B (and other) vaccinations for sixth-grade students in 749 schools in North Carolina.
Posted 7/20/01

Oakland County Children’s Village (Pontiac, MI)
Offers hepatitis B vaccine to adolescents being screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Posted 10/23/01

Take 3 Hep B (Hawaii)
Provided hepatitis B catch-up vaccination to 4th and 5th graders in Hawaii schools for three years.
Posted 9/13/01

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (Monmouth County, NJ)
Works with school nurses to provide hepatitis B vaccination in Monmouth County schools. Posted 4/04/02

Background Information
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Recommendations:

“Immunization of Adolescents Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association”
Source: MMWR, November 22, 1996, Vol. 45(RR-13):1-16
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00044572.htm

“Hepatitis B Virus: A Comprehensive Strategy for Eliminating Transmission in the United States Through Universal Childhood Vaccination: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP)”
Source: MMWR, November 22, 1991, Vol. 40 (RR-13):1-19
http://aepo-xdv-www.epo.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/m0033405/m0033405.asp

“Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)”
Source: MMWR, October 01, 1999, Vol. 48(RR12):1-37
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4812a1.htm

Journal Articles:

"A Middle School Immunization Law Rapidly and Substantially Increases Immunization Coverage Among Adolescents"
Source: American Journal of Public Health, June 2004, Vol. 94(6):978-984
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"Effect of Middle School Entry Requirements on Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage"
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, May 2004, Vol. 34(5):420-3
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"Race/Ethnicity and Gender Disparities in the Utilization of a School-Based Hepatitis B Immunization Initiative"
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, May 2004, Vol. 34(5):414-9
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"Vaccine Coverage Levels after Implementation of a Middle School Vaccination Requirement, Florida, 1997-2000"
Source: Public Health Reports, March-April 2004, Vol. 119(2):163-9
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"Elimination of Acute Hepatitis B Among Adolescents after One Decade of an Immunization Program Targeting Grade 6 Students"
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, October 2003, Vol. 22(10):874-7
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"The Cost Effectiveness of Hepatitis Immunization for US College Students"
Source: Journal of American College Health, May 2003, Vol. 51(6):227-236
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"Implementing a Seventh Grade Vaccination Law: School Factors Associated with Completion of Required Immunizations"
Source: Preventive Medicine, April 2003, Vol. 36(4):510-7
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"A Statewide Hepatitis B Vaccination Program for School Children in Hawaii: Vaccination Series Completion and Participation Rates Over Consecutive Years"
Source: Public Health Reports, March-April 2003, Vol. 118(2):127-133
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"A Review of the Case for Hepatitis B Vaccination of High-Risk Adults"
Source: The American Journal of Medicine, March 2003, Vol. 114(4):316-8
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"Effectiveness and Cost Comparison of Two Strategies for Hepatitis B Vaccination of Schoolchildren"
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, January-February 2003, Vol. 94(1):64-7
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"Hepatitis A and B Vaccines"
Source: MMWR, January 24, 2003, Vol. 52(RR01):34-6
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5201a2.htm

"Achievements in Public Health: Hepatitis B Vaccination--United States, 1982-2002"
Source: MMWR, June 28, 2002, Vol. 51(25):549-552,563
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5125a3.htm

"School Nurses Identify Barriers and Solutions to Implementing a School-Based Hepatitis B Immunization Program"
Source: Journal of School Health, March 2002, Vol. 72(3):128-30
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"Impact on Health Departments after a Seventh Grade Hepatitis B Immunization Requirement"
Source: Public Health Reports, January-February 2002, Vol. 117(1):78-83
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"Correlates of Vaccination for Hepatitis B Among Adolescents: Results from a Parent Survey"
Source: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, August 2001, Vol. 155(8):921-6
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"Nurse Volunteers in School-Based Hepatitis B Immunization Programs"
Source: Journal of School Nursing, August 2001, Vol. 17(4):185-188
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“A Bi-State, Metropolitan, School-Based Immunization Campaign: Lessons from the Kansas City Experience”
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care, July-August 2001, Vol. 15(4):173-178
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"Effectiveness of a Middle School Vaccination Law--California, 1999-2001"
Source: MMWR, August 10, 2001, Vol. 50(31):660-3
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5031a2.htm

"Factors Associated with Student Participation in a School-Based Hepatitis B Immunization Program"
Source: Journal of School Health, May 2001, Vol. 71(5):184-7
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"School-Based Health Centers on the Rise"
Author: American Medical Association
Source: amednews.com, April 2, 2001
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2001/04/02/hlbf0402.htm

"School Health Centers"
Author: Butin D
Source: National Clearinghouse of Educational Facilities, July 2000
http://www.edfacilities.org/pubs/health.pdf

"School-Based Health Centers Provide Safety Net for Adolescents"
Author: American Academy of Family Physicians
Source: FPReport, June 2000, Vol. 6(6)

"Hepatitis B Vaccination of Adolescents--California, Louisiana, and Oregon, 1992-1994"
Source: MMWR, August 26, 1994, Vol. 43(33):605-9
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00032366.htm

Related Organizations:

Society for Adolescent Medicine
Site includes their position paper on hepatitis B vaccination.
http://www.adolescenthealth.org

American College Health Association
http://www.acha.org

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
http://www.healthinschools.org/home.asp

National Assembly on School Based Health Care
http://www.nasbhc.org

Healthy Schools Health Communities
http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/HSHC/Publications.htm

AAP Committee on School Health
http://www.schoolhealth.org/cosh.htm

Resources for Providers

"Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/dz_burden02.htm

"Viral Hepatitis Compendium"
Source: Disease Control Newsletter, Minnesota Department of Health, Vol. 30(7):45-56
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/newsletters/dcn/0211dcn.pdf

"Vaccines to Prevent Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/vaccines.pdf

American School Health Association (Publishes the popular manual/video kit for implementing school-based vaccination programs: "Roll up BOTH sleeves")
http://www.ashaweb.org

Information for Clients
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"HBF Drug Watch: Compounds in Development for Chronic Hepatitis B"
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences

Do I need any vaccinations today?
A 2-page screening questionnaire for adult patients to find out about what shots they need.

Are you at risk for hepatitis A?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Are you at risk for hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Are you at risk for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Questions Frequently Asked About Hepatitis B
IAC's most popular piece on hepatitis B. Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish (in revision)      

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B.
A brochure for teens and parents.

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease . . . should you be vaccinated?
A brochure for all ages. Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish Vietnamese (PDF)    

Every Week Hundreds of Sexually Active People Are Infected with Hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults. Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish      

If you have sex, read this . . . and stop a killer STD from sneaking up on you!
Use this article to help convince young women to get vaccinated against hepatitis B. Reprinted from Mademoiselle.

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get shots!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.
Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish (in revision)      

Are you 11–19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers.
Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish      

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 30 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English and Spanish.


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