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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2016

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends home visits to increase vaccination rates in children and adults. In these interventions, home visitors:

  • Assess whether people have gotten recommended vaccines
  • Discuss why it’s important to get recommended vaccines
  • Either provide vaccines or refer people elsewhere

CPSTF noted that home visits can be expensive compared to other options.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2016). Vaccination Programs: Home Visits to Increase Vaccination Rates. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/vaccination-programs-home-visits-increase-vaccination-rates