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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

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.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Health Communication and Health Information Technology
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Vaccination Programs: Immunization Information Systems. c2010– [cited 2016 May 16]. Available from: