Posted: July 8th, 2017
Groom, H., Hopkins, D. P., Pabst, L. J., Morgan, J. M., Patel, M., Calonge, N., … & Community Preventive Services Task Force. (2015). Immunization information systems to increase vaccination rates: A Community Guide systematic review. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 21(3), 227-248. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000069.
One of the primary aims of public health is to promote prevention and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases. Vaccination is an effective method to curb disease outbreaks. Immunization information systems (IISs) are databases in which information regarding vaccination rates is consolidated. These systems are useful not only to tailor vaccination schedules for individual patients, but also to monitor community vaccinations and guide public health promotion activities.
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