The research expanded and advanced understanding of innovative strategies to update telephone and address information in registries and in development of innovative methods to inform parents of their child's immunization needs. In order for immunization registries to serve as an effective mechanism for reminder and recall interventions, improvements need to be made in updating telephone and address information in registries and in developing innovative ways to contact parents using registry databases. The study aimed to describe the methods currently used by the registry to generate and update parent contact information.
The primary outcome was delivery of reminder/recall notification based on the parent (or other responsible party) mailing address in MCIR. Undeliverable reminder/recall notifications are most likely among adolescents. Efforts to identify alternate sources of parent contact information may be an important strategy to improve the successful delivery of reminder/recall notifications, especially for adolescents.
Report Title: Strategies to Reach the Unreachable through Immunization Registries, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: Cooperative Agreement
Record ID: 9652 (December 31, 2011)