Authored on behalf of NPHF by Nancy Rudner Lugo, DrPH, NP, the white paper explains the importance of immunization, notes barriers to immunization and offers recommendations to achieve proper and timely vaccination for all adolescents.
"The healthcare community often places the most emphasis on immunizations for very young and very old patients," says NPHF President, Phyllis Zimmer, MN, ARNP, FAAN.
The NPHF believes the healthcare community can actively combat these obstacles to achieve the 2010 goal of 90 percent vaccination.
The NPHF recommendations to achieve 90 percent immunization among adolescents by 2010 include:
The full document may be viewed on the NPHF website: nphealthcarefoundation.org.