The following case study describes a real practice that improved their vaccination rates using strategies from the 4 Pillars Immunization Toolkit.
Influenza vaccinations increased by 34% and 14% respectively
The intervention sites were faith-based health centers which serve disadvantaged persons. The health centers implemented a multi-modal approach selected from the menu of options based on recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Both sites implemented:
In addition, at Health Center A, a nursing prompt was added as part of vital signs in the electronic medical record and vaccination status was pulled into the nursing note for easy review.
Source: Tailored interventions to increase influenza vaccination in neighborhood health centers serving the disadvantaged AM J Pub Health 2003; 93:1699-1705. PMID: 14534225