Essay On Vaccinations

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Children and Vaccinations: National and Global Perspective
Vaccinating children is an exceedingly important topic which has implications nationally and globally in reducing preventable diseases and deaths. According to the article, Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months, nationally less than one percent of children received no vaccinations and the Healthy People 2020 target of ninety percent coverage for vaccinations was achieved for four vaccines: poliovirus, HepB, MMR, and Varicella however coverage remained low for the combined seven-vaccine series (Hill, Elam-Evans, Yankey, Singleton, & Dietz, 2015). In addition, national disparities in vaccination coverage were seen amongst children living below the poverty line with a seven
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Department of Health and Human Services: National Vaccine Program Office established the Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices. The Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices consists of a preamble and eighteen standards all of which are important for implementation of immunizations however the first five standards should be considered implicit: “Immunizations are readily available, immunizations are free or for a minimal fee, no barriers or unnecessary prerequisites to receipt of vaccines exist, providers utilize all clinical encounters to screen and, when indicated immunize children, and providers educate parents and guardians about immunizations in general terms (National Vaccine Program Office, 2016 March).” Familiarization and implementation of these standards should be common knowledge for all people regarding the standards health care professionals should be held to and expected of concerning immunizations (National Vaccine Program Office, 2016 …show more content…
The mentioned interventions are evidence-based and measurable. Polls and Compliance Surveys have been shown to yield reliable data in conjunction with these interventions in order to measure their effectiveness (Hill & et al, 2016). These interventions may also be measured through a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods such as observation, written reports, interviews, and pre- and post-intervention surveys (Hennessey & et al,

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