Keywords

CDC, vaccination, immunization, Immunization Information Systems

Abstract

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which provides the majority of childhood immunizations, has been in existence for over 20 years. The CDC also created the Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program in which states were allocated funding to create statewide immunization databases. The goal was to maintain a reliable immunization tracking system to keep children on schedule and avoid unnecessary immunizations. In most states, however, only health care providers who are enrolled in the VFC Program are required to enter data into the IIS. Should all providers be required to enter immunization data into the IIS?

Original Publication Citation

Gardenier, D., Eden, L. M., & Luthy, K. E. (2017). Should nurse practitioners be required to record immunizations in immunization information systems? Point/Counterpoint. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(8), 516-517.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2017-07-06

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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