Washington: Kindergarten Immunization Report Card [2017 Bull’s-Eye Award Winner]

Seeking a new approach to reduce exemption and out-of-compliance rates from school requirements, Washington began returning kindergarten immunization data to school administrators and nurses in the form of an annual report card.  The report cards include three years of immunization rates (complete, exemptions, conditional, and out of compliance) and completion rates for key vaccines.  They also include the school’s rank in the state for these measures, and whether the kindergarten meets the HP2020 goal for the specific vaccines.  The report cards have generated initial positive feedback from principals and school nurses.  For more information about the process and to view sample materials…

Associated Files: WA Kindergarten Report Card - September 2, 2016

Years: 2016

Locations: Washington State

Programmatic Areas: school immunizations

Key Words: Immunization Education, public immunization data, school immunizations, using immunization data

Evidence Based: Yes

Evaluations: Limited

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