Public Health Practices

Evaluation of H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Highlights Leadership Role of School Nurses

As part of Maine's efforts to evaluate H1N1 response, the University of Southern Maine (USM) Muskie School of Public Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to conduct a evaluation of school-based vaccination clinics in Maine. USM focused on qualitative evaluation. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), the state public health agency, chose school-based vaccination as its primary mode for distributing H1N1 vaccine.

Elementary and middle schools collaborate with public health to evaluate vaccination and absenteeism

Several groups in Maine worked to measure K-12 school absenteeism following H1N1 vaccination clinics.