CDC/MMWR Watch [to 14 June2014]

CDC/MMWR Watch [to 14 June2014]

MMWR for June 13, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 23 includes:
:: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2008–2012

:: Announcement: Recommendation Regarding Increasing Vaccination Rates Through Use of Immunization Information Systems — Community Preventive Services Task Force
Task Force Finding
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends immunization information systems (IIS) on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing vaccination rates.
Evidence is considered strong based on the findings from 108 published studies and 132 conference abstracts showing that IIS are effective in increasing vaccination rates and reducing vaccine-preventable disease through their capabilities to:
:: Create or support effective interventions such as client reminder and recall systems, provider assessment and feedback, and provider reminders
:: Determine client vaccination status for decisions made by clinicians, health departments, and schools
:: Guide public health responses to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease
:: Inform assessments of vaccination coverage, missed vaccination opportunities, invalid dose administration, and disparities in vaccination coverage; and
:: Facilitate vaccine management and accountability
Read the full Task Force Finding and Rationale Statement for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps…