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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2015

Vaccination Programs: Client or Family Incentive Rewards

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends client or family incentive rewards, used alone or in combination with additional interventions, to increase vaccination rates in children and adults. Client or family incentive rewards are used to motivate people to obtain recommended vaccinations. Rewards may be monetary or non-monetary, and they may be given to clients or families in exchange for keeping an appointment, receiving a vaccination, returning for a vaccination series, or producing documentation of vaccination status. Rewards are typically small (e.g., food vouchers, gift cards, lottery prizes, baby products). Incentive reward programs are distinct from interventions that increase access to vaccination services (e.g., the provision of transportation or child care, the administration of vaccinations at no or reduced cost to clients).

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Vaccination Programs: Client or Family Incentive Rewards. c2015– [cited 2016 May 12]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/vaccination-programs-client-or-family-incentive-rewards