Vaccination Programs: Client Reminder and Recall Systems
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends client reminder and recall interventions to increase vaccination rates: in children, adolescents and adults, in a range of settings and populations, when applied at different levels of scale—from individual practice settings to entire communities, across a range of intervention characteristics (e.g., reminder or recall, content, theoretical basis and method of delivery), and whether used alone or with additional components. Client reminder and recall interventions are used to remind members of a target population that vaccinations are due (reminders) or late (recall). Reminders and recalls differ in content and are delivered by various methods—telephone, letter, postcard, text messages, or other. Most reminder and recall notices are tailored for individual clients, and many are accompanied by educational messages about the importance of vaccination.