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17. Increase child vaccinations
- Enhance provider recall and reminder systems to review and update children’s immunization status.
- Expand access to vaccines.
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Community Guide Recommendations for Increasing Appropriate Vaccination
Description: Community Guide Recommendations for Increasing Appropriate Vaccination. Three overall Strategies: Enhancing Access to Vaccination Services; Increasing Community Demand for Vaccinations; and Provider-or System-based Interventions.
Specific Programs/Strategies: Community Guide webpage links to Recommended Strategies: Home Visits to Increase Vaccination Rates; Reducing Client Out-of-Pocket Costs; Vaccination Programs in Schools & Organized Child Care Centers; Vaccination Programs in WIC Settings; Client or Family Incentive Rewards; Client Reminder and Recall Systems; Community-Based Interventions Implemented in Combination; Vaccination Requirements for Child Care, School & College Attendance; Health Care System-Based Interventions Implemented in Combination; Immunization Information Systems; Provider Assessment and Feedback: Provider Reminders; and Standing Orders.
- Target Audience: Children
- Setting: Community, Clinical, Policy
- Recommendation: Recommended
- Review Agency: Community Guide
- Related Topics: Not applicable
- Website: Community Guide Recommendations for Increasing Appropriate Vaccination
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement: Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents 2012 Guidelines
Description: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement: Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents 2012 Guidelines' objectives are: To provide a comprehensive approach to the provision of evidence-based preventive services including screening maneuvers, immunizations, and counseling for average-risk, asymptomatic children and adolescents under age 18; To assist in the prioritization of screening maneuvers, immunizations, and counseling opportunities; and To increase the rate of pediatric patients up-to-date with Level I preventive services.
Specific Programs/Strategies: Summary of strategies: All clinic contacts – whether acute, chronic or for preventive service – are opportunities for prevention. Incorporate appropriate preventive services at every opportunity. Address or initiate child preventive services that clinicians and care systems must assess the need for and recommend to each patient. These have the highest priority value. (Level I) Childhood immunization series; Chlamydia screening (sexually active ages 25 years and younger); Neonatal screening. Provide timely feedback, appropriate interventions and optimal follow-up.
- Target Audience: Adolescents and Adults
- Setting: Clinical
- Recommendation: Based on review of meta-analysis
- Review Agency: AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse
- Related Topics: Chlamydia incidence LHI #18
- Website: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement: Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents 2012 Guidelines