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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebn.2011.100220
  • Child health
  • Randomised controlled trial

Over 12 months, an immunisation navigator programme for urban adolescents increased immunisation rates by approximately 13% compared with control

  1. Regena Spratling
  1. Department of Nursing, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Regena Spratling
    Department of Nursing, North Georgia College and State University, Health & Natural Sciences Building, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597, USA; rgspratling{at}northgeorgia.edu

Commentary on:

Implications for Nursing Practice and Research

  • Interventions that include patient tracking, reminder/recall and home visits can improve adolescent immunisation rates and preventive care visit rates.

  • Implementation of interventions aimed at immunisations and preventive care are needed to enhance adolescent care.

  • Research in development and implementation of programmes on a local, regional and national level are needed to address adolescent immunisation rates and preventive care.

Context

Interventions that increase adolescent immunisation rates and preventive care visits are needed. This is demonstrated by data relating to vaccination coverage in the USA for the meningococcus (62.7%), pertussis vaccine (68.7%) and papilloma virus (32%; three …

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