According to the National Immunization Survey, only 68.3% of Ohio babies have received all of the immunizations recommended to keep them save from many dangerous diseases. For teens, while 90.8% have received the Tdap vaccine and 79.6% have received the meningococcal serogroup ACWY vaccine, the rates for HPV are still very low for both boys and girls. The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’ immunization programs, Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) and Teen Immunization Education Sessions (TIES), combines more than 20 years of evidence-based science to educate physician offices on the best practices on immunizing their patients.
The programs are one-hour, in-office peer-to-peer education presentations that provide continuing medical education (CME) credits to physicians. Nurses and medical assistants can claim the hour of continuing education.
The MOBI and TIES programs have impacted many lives since it began in 1996:
- 700 practices reached per year
- Approximately 350,000 patients
- 77% of practices successfully implemented immunization best practices
Opportunities for Involvement:
- MOBI/TIES Trainer Portal (password protected)
- Physician offices:
- Adolescent Immunizations MOC Part II Self-Assessment
- HPV Vaccine Opportunities and Challenges MOC Part II Self-Assessment
- DTaP Drop-Off MOC Part II Self-Assessment
- Fast FAX Facts Mobile App
- Parent Resource Page
Questions? Contact Melanie Farkas via email or at (614) 846-6258.
The MOBI and TIES programs are funded by the Ohio Department of Health.