SchoolVaxView For Health Care Professionals/Providers
Health care professionals play an integral role in limiting the spread of diseases prevented by vaccines. You can reduce illness among students by recommending appropriate vaccinations at every health visit, implementing standing orders, and using reminder/recall systems. Your work ensures high vaccination coverage in local schools and helps keep children safe and healthy. Learn what you as a health care provider can do to protect more children in your area.
School Vaccination Assessment Surveys
States and local areas have requirements for children to receive certain vaccines before they enter child care facilities and schools. State and local areas measure vaccination coverage among children in child care, kindergarten, and middle school annually through School Vaccination Assessment Surveys to ensure the vaccination requirements are being followed. These state and local surveys are the primary source of information on vaccination coverage of children in child care, kindergarten, and middle school. Questions, including those dealing with changes in child care and school requirements, can be answered by your state health department immunization programs.
Questions, including those dealing with changes in childcare and school requirements, can be answered by your state health department immunization programs.
Each school year, school nurses, other school personnel, or health department personnel review the child care and public and private school vaccination records. This may be done for every student or for a smaller sample of students. In addition, states conduct studies to validate vaccination records reported by schools. A summary of the results of coverage among children in child care facilities and schools is reported by the state and local areas to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
The SchoolVaxView Interactive! reports contain data on kindergartner vaccinations, exemptions, enrollment numbers, and survey methods. The reports can be searched by school year and state. Data are also provided in the school vaccination coverage MMWR articles.
More Vaccination Information
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- Strategies for Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates
- Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
- State School and Childcare Vaccination Laws