Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19 - 35 Months, United States, 2017
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). October 12, 2018 / 67(40);1123–1128
Strategies & Targeted Resources
A Good Shot: Reaching Immunization Targets in Duval County
The Duval County Health Department in Jacksonville, Florida was challenged by low childhood immunization rates, particularly in its urban core. By implementing a quality improvement strategy that combined multiple Community Guide recommendations, they reached the national target within one year.
Increasing Appropriate Vaccination: Home Visits to Increase Vaccination Rates
Home visitors assess clients' vaccination status, discuss the importance of recommended vaccinations, and either provide vaccinations to clients in their homes or refer them to available immunization services. Interventions may be directed to all clients in a designated population (e.g., low-income single mothers), or to those clients who have been unresponsive to previous intervention efforts, such as vaccine reminder and recall systems.
Mobile Health Services: Children's Health Fund
This services seeks to help make vaccinations and other necessary health services accessible to people in rural areas. A specially outfitted truck provides examination rooms, vaccinations, and laboratory services to remote areas where patients have limited access to medical care.
Mobile Health Services: Oklahoma Caring Van
The Oklahoma Caring Van Program delivers immunizations to protect children and adolescents from dangerous illnesses at no cost to their families. The Oklahoma Caring Van Program is uniquely designed to eliminate barriers that commonly prevent children from receiving on-time, age-appropriate immunizations in traditional health care settings.
Rural Health Information Hub
The RHIhub is your guide to improving health care for rural residents. RHIhub provides access to reliable, up-to-date resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs, and work to address them.
Immunization Strategies for Healthcare Practices and Providers
This chapter of "The Pink Book" describes the need for increasing immunization levels, and outlines strategies that providers can adopt to increase coverage in their practice.
Vaccine Reminder and Recalls
CPSTF recommends client reminder and recall interventions to increase vaccination rates in children, adolescents, and adults.