Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Older
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends vaccination of adolescents aged 12 years and older with the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite broad support for vaccination from the medical community, parents and adolescents may have lingering concerns about COVID-19 vaccination. Pediatricians and other health professionals should be prepared to effectively address the questions and concerns of parents and adolescents regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
This video helps clinicians discuss COVID-19 vaccination with parents and adolescents. The goal of the program is to help clinicians build vaccine confidence with their patients and vaccinate adolescents 12 years of age and older, per the NACI recommendations.
Don't miss the videos that are part of the same series:
- COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 Years of Age: Practical Guidance for Discussing Risks and Benefits
- COVID-19 Vaccination: Booster Doses, Practical Guidance for Clinical Practice
This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Pfizer.
Christine Palmay, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Cora Constantinescu, BSc, MD, FRCPC
After viewing this expert brief, participants will be better to:
- Describe the importance of vaccinating adolescents aged 12 years and older against COVID-19
- Address common questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines
- Counter misinformation regarding the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines
- Initiate a conversation with parents and caregivers who are hesitant to vaccinate their adolescents