Making a Shared Decision on Meningococcal B Vaccine: Provider Feedback on an Educational Tool Developed for Use With Patients

Amy B. Middleman, Gregory D. Zimet, Amit K. Srivastava, Beth A. Auslander

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Abstract

Background: In 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Meningococcal B vaccination for healthy 16- to 23-year-olds based on shared clinical decision-making between the patient and the provider. There has been some confusion regarding how to implement this recommendation. Methods: Through discussions among the authors, a review of relevant literature, and consultation with vaccine experts, we developed educational materials for providers that included a patient handout to help initiate and guide conversations leading to shared clinical decision-making for the Meningococcal B vaccine. Materials were distributed to 88 health care providers who subsequently completed surveys to evaluate their impressions of the materials and the utility of the materials for clinical practice. Results: The survey results from the 88 providers revealed that they valued the materials; 93% percent indicated they would share these materials with colleagues, and 95% agreed or strongly agreed that they would share these materials with patient families. Responses to an open-ended question indicate that some providers initiated discussions regarding the Meningococcal B vaccine in ways that truncated conversation rather than encouraging a shared decision-making process. Conclusions: Overall, the materials developed and implemented for this project support the initiation of, and help standardize provider conversations regarding, Meningococcal B vaccination for healthy adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-572
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Pediatrics
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2022

Keywords

  • adolescent immunization
  • clinical decision making
  • health care providers
  • meningococcal B vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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