Partners and Organizational Support for IIS
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services completed a systematic review of all available studies on the effectiveness of IIS in July 2010, and recommends IIS on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing vaccination rates. Evidence is considered strong based on the findings from 71 published papers and 123 conference abstracts showing that IIS are directly related to 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.
- Generate and evaluate public health responses to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease.
- Facilitate vaccine management and accountability.
- Determine client vaccination status for decisions made by clinicians, health departments, and schools.
- Aid surveillance and investigations on vaccination rates, missed vaccination opportunities, invalid dose administration, and disparities in vaccination coverage.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) advises and makes recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to program responsibilities, and serves in an advisory role to the Assistant Secretary for Health, within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NVAC has issued several reports and recommendations on IIS:
- Immunization Information Systems: NVAC Progress Report – February 2007 word icon[1.04 MB, 23 pages]external icon
- Immunization Registries – NVAC Progress Report December 2000 word icon[12 pages]external icon
- Development of Community- and State-Based Immunization Registries: Report of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) January 1999
- AIRAexternal icon (American Immunization Registry Association)
- PHIIexternal icon (Public Health Informatics Institute)
- Additional IIS partners are listed on the AIRA partner organization listexternal icon
The following organizations have adopted formal resolutions regarding the development of IIS:
- AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Policy Statement on Immunization Information Systemsexternal icon
- APHA (American Public Health Association)
The Need for Continued and Strengthened Support of Immunization Programsexternal icon
The following organizations have issued letters of support or endorsement for IIS:
- AAPexternal icon (American Academy of Pediatrics) Policy on the Development of Immunization Tracking Systems
- AHIPexternal icon (America’s Health Insurance Plans)
- AMAexternal icon (American Medical Association)
- AOAexternal icon (American Osteopathic Association)
- APHAexternal icon (The American Public Health Association)
- ASHAexternal icon (American School Health Association)
- ASTHOexternal icon (Association of State and Territorial Health Officers)
- IPAVAPP (Informed Parents Against Vaccine Associated Paralytic Polio)
- NACCHOexternal icon (National Assoc. of County & City Health Officials)
- NAPNAPexternal icon (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners)
- NASNexternal icon (National Association of School Nurses)
- NMAexternal icon (National Medical Association)
- USDoEexternal icon (U.S. Department of Education)
To obtain a copy of any of these letters, please contact IISSB at firstname.lastname@example.org.