Catch-up Scheduling Tool for Childhood Vaccination in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Category: 
Health/Infectious Diseases
Topic: 
Personalized Catch-up Immunization Schedules Tool
Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is a component of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to create the expertise, information, and tools that people need to protect their health. With the goal of ensuring timely and accurate administration of vaccines, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC together with the AAP and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) annually publish a recommended immunization schedule for children aged 0 to 6 years. For a child who misses the recommended time for a dose, a healthcare professional faces the challenging task of constructing a catch-up schedule for that child under certain rules and guidelines for the administration of the remaining doses. Although most school going children in the United States that are six years and over are deemed covered against vaccine preventable diseases, most do not receive the optimal protection due to incomplete, untimely or erroneous vaccination. We developed an easy-to-use decision support tool to help care-takers and providers make timely and accurate decisions with regards to childhood vaccination.


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