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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 May 28;53(20):431-3.

Immunization registry progress--United States, January-December 2002.

Abstract

Immunization registries are confidential, computerized information systems that collect vaccination data within a geographic area. By consolidating vaccination records from multiple health-care providers, generating reminder and recall notifications, and assessing clinic and vaccination coverage, registries serve as key tools to increase and sustain high vaccination coverage. One of the national health objectives for 2010 is to increase to 95% the proportion of children aged <6 years who participate (i.e., have two or more vaccinations recorded) in fully operational, population-based immunization registries. This report summarizes data from CDC's 2002 Immunization Registry Annual Report (2002 IRAR), a survey of registry activity among immunization programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) that receive grant funding under section 317b of the Public Health Service Act. These data indicate that approximately 43% of children aged <6 years are enrolled in a registry; achieving the national health objective will require increased implementation of functional standards to improve data quality.

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15163929
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