Vaccination Programs: Immunization Information Systems

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: July 2010

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends immunization information systems to increase vaccination rates. These systems are confidential, population-based databases that record all vaccine doses given to people living in a certain area. Immunization information systems can:

  • Create or support interventions, like reminders, recalls, and provider assessments
  • Help providers determine whether people have been vaccinated
  • Guide public health responses to disease outbreaks
  • Facilitate management of vaccine coverage
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2010). Vaccination Programs: Immunization Information Systems. Retrieved from