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 [1.04 MB, 23 pages]
- Immunization Registries – NVAC Progress Report December 2000 [12 pages]
- Development of Community- and State-Based Immunization Registries: Report of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) January 1999
- AIRA (American Immunization Registry Association)
- PHII (Public Health Informatics Institute)
- Additional IIS partners are listed on the AIRA partner organization list
The following organizations have adopted formal resolutions regarding the development of IIS:
- AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Policy Statement on Immunization Information Systems
- APHA (American Public Health Association)
The Need for Continued and Strengthened Support of Immunization Programs
The following organizations have issued letters of support or endorsement for IIS:
- AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Policy on the Development of Immunization Tracking Systems
- AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans)
- AMA (American Medical Association)
- AOA (American Osteopathic Association)
- APHA (The American Public Health Association)
- ASHA (American School Health Association)
- ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officers)
- IPAVAPP (Informed Parents Against Vaccine Associated Paralytic Polio)
- NACCHO (National Assoc. of County & City Health Officials)
- NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners)
- NASN (National Association of School Nurses)
- NMA (National Medical Association)
- USDoE (U.S. Department of Education)
To obtain a copy of any of these letters, please contact IISSB at email@example.com.