Visit for the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates.

You are here

Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

Vaccination Programs: Schools and Organized Child Care Centers

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends school and organized child care center–located vaccination programs to increase vaccination rates and decrease rates of vaccine-preventable disease and associated morbidity and mortality. Vaccination programs in schools or organized child care centers are multicomponent interventions delivered onsite to improve immunization rates in children and adolescents. These programs include 2 or more of the following components: immunization education and promotion, assessment and tracking of vaccination status, referral of under-immunized school or child care center attendees to vaccination providers, or provision of vaccinations.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

help Learn more about EBR criteria
Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Access to Health Services
Immunization and Infectious Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Vaccination Programs: Schools and Organized Child Care Centers. c2009– [cited 2016 Dec 28]. Available from: