Communication Aids

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​Communication Aids

​The AAP offers the following Immunization Communication Aids:

Adolescent Immunization Flipchart Request Form

A Guide to Adolescent Immunizations: Flip Chart for Pediatric Offices and Parents is a resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics aimed at helping pediatric health care providers discuss adolescent immunizations with their patients and families. The flip chart provides information and answers to parents' questions on adolescent vaccines in easy-to-understand infographics on one side and talking points for health care providers on the other. The flip chart is now available as an electronic resource in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

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If you are interested in receiving a digital copy of this resource, please fill out the following information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at hpv@aap.org 

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CASE is an acronym for Corroborate, About Me, Science, Explain/Advise.

  • Corroborate: Acknowledge the parents' concern and find some point on which you can agree. Set the tone for a respectful, successful talk.

  • About Me: Describe what you have done to build your knowledge base and expertise.

  • Science: Describe what the science says.

  • Explain/Advise: Give your advice to patient, based on the science.

*Developed by Alison Singer, MBA, Autism Science Foundation .​

Example:
Parent Question: Do vaccines cause autism?

CASE Response:

  • Corroborate: I understand why you might think this. There is a lot of information online and in the news about vaccines and autism. 

  • About Me: I like to make sure that I always have the most up-to-date information on this topic so I can inform families about what we do know about vaccines and autism, so I've researched this thoroughly.

  • Science: The scientific evidence does not show any link between vaccines and autism. There have been several studies that have looked for a connection, but none has been seen. The CDC, the AAP, the National Institutes for Health, and the Institute of Medicine agree that vaccines do not cause autism.

  • Explain/Advise: But vaccines are critical to maintaining health and wellbeing. They prevent diseases that cause real harm. Choosing not to vaccinate does not protect children from autism, but does leave them open to diseases. I would recommend that your child receive these vaccines today.  ​

View videos demonstrating this model​​​:​​​​​​​​​​

“Introduction of AAP's Risk Communication Video Series”
“Making the CASE for Vaccine Communication – Learn how to use CASE to talk to parents about vaccines”
“Do Vaccines Cause Autism? – see CASE implemented”
“Are There Too Many Vaccines? – see CASE implemented”
“Evaluating the CASE Model in Action”

 Resources

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