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Immunization Protects Everyone. National Immunization Week April 23 to 30, 2011 Immunize.ca. Now what?. National Winner. Runner up. Nova Scotia Winner. National Immunization Strategy. Reductions in vaccine-preventable diseases Improved vaccine coverage rates

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Immunization protects everyone

Immunization Protects Everyone

National Immunization Week

April 23 to 30, 2011

Immunize.ca






National immunization strategy
National Immunization Strategy

  • Reductions in vaccine-preventable diseases

  • Improved vaccine coverage rates

  • Objective measurement of progress program evaluation



Evidence sufficient to strongly recommend
Evidence Sufficient to Strongly Recommend be one of their weaknesses”

  • Client reminder/recall systems

  • Requirement for enrollment

  • Expanding clinic hours

  • Using emergency departments

  • Offering drop-in vaccination services

  • Home-visiting services

  • Use of electronic records

  • Vaccination settings closer to clients’ home

  • Immunizers are fully immunized


Insufficient evidence to recommend
Insufficient Evidence to Recommend be one of their weaknesses”

  • Community education

  • Patient incentives

  • Patient-held records

  • Provider education

  • Using standing orders


Adolescents
Adolescents be one of their weaknesses”

  • Concrete thinkers (ages 9-12)

  • Abstract thinkers (ages 14-16)

  • Adult….(ages 16-19)


Community owned immunization program

Community Owned be one of their weaknesses”Immunization program

“The program helped me get my child immunized because she kept getting on me about keeping my appointments”


Why evaluate
Why evaluate? be one of their weaknesses”

  • Determine achievement of objectives

  • Improve program implementation

  • Accountability

  • Community support for initiatives

  • Contribute to scientific base for interventions

  • Inform policy decisions


References
References be one of their weaknesses”

  • Advisory Committee on Population Health and Health Security. 2003. National Immunization Strategy.

  • Boom, J., Nelson, C., Kohrt, A., & Kozinetz, C. 2010. Utilizing peer academic detailing to improve childhood immunization coverage levels. Health Promotion Practice. 11(3) 377-386.

  • Capwell, E., Butterfoss, F., & Francisco, V. 2000. Why evaluate? Health Promotion Practice. 1(1), 15-20.

  • Findley, S., Irigoyen, M., Sanchez, M., Guzman, L., Mejia, M., Sajous, M., Levine, D., Chen, S., & Chimkin, F. 2006. Community-based strategies to reduce childhood immunization disparities. Health Promotion Practice. 7(3), 191-200.

  • Findley, S., Irigoyen, M., Sanchez, M., Guzman, L., Mejia, M., Sajous, M., Levine, D., Chen, S., & Chimkin, F. 2009. REACH 2010: New York City. Health Promotion Practice. 10(2), 128-137.

  • IWK Grace Health Center. 2011. Increasing Immunization Coverage. Pediatrics. 125, 1295-1304.

  • Kaplan, D. (2009). Barriers and potential solutions to increasing immunization rates in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health.46, 24-33.

  • Saville, A., Albright, K., Nowels, C., Barnard, J., Daley. M., Stokley, S., Irby, K., & Kempe, A. 2011. Getting under the hood: Exploring issues that affect provider-based recall using an immunization information system. 11(1), 44-49.


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