Vaccination Programs: Immunization Information Systems
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends immunization information systems (IIS) to increase vaccination rates. IIS are effective through their capabilities to: create or support effective interventions such as client reminder and recall systems, provider assessment and feedback, and provider reminders; determine client vaccination status for decisions made by clinicians, health departments, and schools; guide public health responses to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease; inform assessments of vaccination coverage, missed vaccination opportunities, invalid dose administration, and disparities in vaccination coverage; and facilitate vaccine management and accountability. IIS are confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all immunization doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area.