Immunization Compliance

Public school student Julio Valenzuela, 11, grimaces as he gets a vaccination before the start of the school in Lynnwood, Calif., earlier this year. (courtesy ROBYN BECK / AFP/Getty Images)
Immunization Compliance

A USF public health researcher recently took on the mission of trying to increase immunizations among students at an Indiana high school with a high poverty level. When she completed her three stage plan, the immunization rate had jumped from 66 percent to almost 100 percent. We’ll find out what she did – and how other schools can learn from it – on the next University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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Dr. Jill Roberts, Assistant Professor
USF College of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Roberts' research was recently published in The Journal of School Nursing.

WUSF News story on the research.

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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