Registry Support of Immunization Program Activities. Lance Rodewald, M.D. Director Immunization Services Division, NIP/CDC Bill Brand, M.P.H. Vice-President, American Immunization Registry Association. Population Assessment Consumer Information Program Management
Lance Rodewald, M.D.
Immunization Services Division, NIP/CDC
Bill Brand, M.P.H.
Vice-President, American Immunization Registry Association
The PROW Project
“Immunization registries provide users with information and functions that support proper storage and handling of vaccines, and internally can support management of the VFC program.”
“By enabling access to complete immunization records, registries support providers in delivering age-appropriate and timely immunizations, and in reducing under- and over-immunization.”
Hep B given 0-56 days after birth
and Hep B
Hep B given 0-5 days after birth
Number of Children
Source: Immunization ALERT (Oct 2000)
Note: Vital Records reported hospital Hep B1 to ALERT since Nov 1999
The NVAC believes the growing maturity of immunization registries means they can play a greater and more integral role within an immunization program. In particular, NVAC believes registries can provide important support to other core program components, such as assessment, vaccine management, and provider quality assurance. Further, the NVAC believes the CDC should continue working with others to identify and disseminate best practices for registry support of an immunization program, such as those found in the Programmatic Registry Operations Workgroup Standards of Excellence.