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Development of community- and state-based immunization registries; CDC response to a report from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
  • Published Date:
    October 5, 2001
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Immunization Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) ; National Vaccine Advisory Committee (National Vaccine Program)
  • Series:
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 50, no. RR-17
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  • Description:
    Background -- -- Reaching and maintaining increased vaccination coverage Levels -- -- Introduction -- What are immunization registries? -- Efforts to build U.S. immunization registries -- NVAC's initiative on immunization registries -- -- Recommendations and CDC activities -- Protecting privacy and confidentiality -- Ensuring participation of vaccination providers and recipients -- Ensuring registry functionality -- Ensuring sustainable registry funding -- -- Other registry-related concerns -- -- Conclusion -- -- References

    Immunization registries are confidential, population-based computerized systems that contain information regarding children's vaccinations. Registries provide a critical tool for increasing and sustaining vaccination coverage. A national health objective for 2010 is to increase to 95% the proportion of children aged <6 years who participate in fully operational population-based immunization registries. According to 2000 data, 24% of U.S. children are participating in population-based immunization registries. In 1998, to facilitate community- and state-based immunization registry development in the United States, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) launched the Initiative on Immunization Registries. Through public hearings and parent focus groups, NVAC identified four concerns that needed to be addressed to increase registry participation: a) protecting each person's privacy and the confidentiality of registry information; b) ensuring participation of vaccination providers and recipients; c) overcoming technical and operational challenges; and d) determining resources needed to develop and maintain immunization registries. In January 1999, NVAC approved the report Development of Community- and State-Based Immunization Registries (available at ; accessed July 30, 2001). The following report summarizes NVAC's recommendations and describes CDC's National Immunization Program activities in response to NVAC's recommendations.

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