Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

February 23, 2015 5:00 PM

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MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A centralized statewide reminder system for immunizations may be a more reliable way to increase overall vaccination rates than reminders from the doctor's office, new research suggests.

Efforts to get primary care physicians to reach out to parents with timely reminders about childhood vaccinations haven't worked very well, the study authors noted. Less than one-fifth of doctors' offices willingly participate in some kind of notification system, according to background information ...

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