Health Promotion With Childhood Immunization Essay
One of the many health goals for society is to reduce both the prevalence of communicable disease and to decrease the risk of infant and childhood morbidity and mortality. There is an association between appropriate vaccination and improved health outcomes. In 2009, reports indicated 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of diseases were prevented by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AICP) recommendations and the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control’s (CDC) immunization schedule (Kurosky, Davis & Krishnarajah, 2016). This health promotion project aims to improve parent adherence to immunization requirements in children 3 years and younger in Robeson County, North Carolina (NC). The health promotion initiative will identify key factors and intervention measures for improving parental adherence to decrease the presence of communicable diseases.
Health Promotion Goal
Parents are currently delaying or foregoing immunizations secondary to fear and a lack of knowledge regarding the CDC immunization schedule. The percentage of children under the age of 3 in the US that received all doses of combined vaccinations for Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diptheria, Tetanus & acellular Pertussis (DTaP), Haemophilus influenzae type b4 (Hib), Pneumococcal conjugate, Inactivated poliovirus, Influenza, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Varicella and Hepatitis A is 71.6% (CDC, 2016). The same rate for the state of NC in 2014 was…