TITLE

An Evaluation of Three Techniques For Improving Immunization Levels in Elementary Schools

AUTHOR(S)
Vernon, Thomas M.; Conner, Judy S.; Shaw, Brent S.; Lampe, John M.; Doster, Mildred E.
PUB. DATE
May 1976
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;May76, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p457
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Three techniques for improving immunization levels among school-age children were tested and then compared for most effective use of school nurses' time. Method A involved reviewing school immunization records, specifically inviting immunization-deficient children to a school-based clinic, with some follow-up to achieve good response. Method B involved sending out permission slips for a school-based clinic to all students without additional investment of nursing time. Method C involved a health education program encouraging parents to have their children immunized on their own. Using an average of 38 hours of school nurse time, Method A succeeded significantly better than Method B in immunization levels, while giving fewer unnecessary improvement of immunization levels.
ACCESSION #
5666383

 

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