Vaccination Programs: Home Visits to Increase Vaccination Rates
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends home visits to increase vaccination rates. The Task Force notes, however, the economic evidence showing that home visits can be resource intensive and costly relative to other options for increasing vaccination rates. Evidence included studies of home visits delivered to all clients or to those unresponsive to other interventions, home visits focused on vaccination alone or in combination with other health concerns, and home visits that provided vaccinations on site or referred clients to vaccination services outside the home. In these programs, 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. Home visits may be conducted by vaccination providers (e.g., nurses) or others (e.g., social workers, community health workers).