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Higher Education Student Vaccination Policies: How Administrators Can Encourage Vaccine Uptake

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College campuses are environments ripe for the spread of infectious diseases. Yet many U.S. college and university students have not received all the recommended vaccines, making robust vaccination programs critical for higher education institutions.  

This Evidence to Action brief from experts at PolicyLab and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Vaccine Education Center lays out recommendations for college and university health administrators to strengthen vaccine uptake among students. 

In this video below, co-author Dr. Kristen Feemster highlights key elements of the brief and shares why it’s important to improve vaccination rates on campus.




Pletcher J, La Rochelle C, Rosenquist R, Browne S, Feemster KA