Universally Recommended Vaccinations: Client-Held Paper Immunization Records
Client-held paper immunization records provide members of a target population or their families with documentation of their vaccination history. These records can be used by clients to improve their awareness of vaccinations needed or due and by providers to assess client vaccination status. Client-held paper immunization records may be presented alone or as part of a more comprehensive health record.
Summary of Task Force Recommendations & Findings
The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of client-held paper immunization records in increasing vaccination rates or reducing rates of vaccine preventable illness. Evidence is considered insufficient because of inconsistent findings and variability in the interventions evaluated.
The Task Force recommendation was made in March 2010. It is based on evidence from a previously completed review (search period 1980-1997) and an updated review (search period 1997-2009). Updates of reviews are conducted to incorporate more recent evidence.
These reviews were conducted on behalf of the Task Force by a team of specialists in systematic review methods, and in research, practice and policy related to vaccinations to prevent diseases. Please subscribe to be notified as new materials on this topic become available.
Learn more about the original reviews, Task Force findings and other publications at Vaccinations to Prevent Diseases.
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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
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Review completed: March 2010
- Page last reviewed: January 31, 2011
- Page last updated: December 27, 2011
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services