• Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Eyecare
  • Urothelial Carcinoma
  • Hemophilia
  • Heart Failure
  • Vaccines
  • Neonatal Care
  • Type II Inflammation
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Gene Therapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • HIV
  • Post-Acute Care
  • Liver Disease
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • COVID-19
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Prescription Digital Therapeutics
  • Reproductive Health
  • The Improving Patient Access Podcast
  • Blood Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Digital Health
  • Population Health
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Biosimilars
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health
  • Opioids
  • Solid Tumors
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health

Catch up on vaccinations


Tools help patients and physicians


Fully half of American children fall behind the recommended vaccination schedule set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The rates for adolescents and adults are even worse.

Getting patients back on schedule is no small task. That’s why the CDC contacted researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology to help develop catch-up protocols that physicians could use to take the guesswork out of scheduling.

“Physicians are faced with catching people up on vaccinations more frequently than is recognized,” says Pinar Keskinocak, PhD, co-director at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Keskinocak and her team have developed tools for children, adolescents and adults that have been accessed more than 375,000 times since they were released for the public.

The Catch-up Immunization Scheduler for Children ages 0 to 6 can be accessed at: https://www.vacscheduler.org.

The Adult Vaccine Scheduler can be accessed at:  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adult.html.

The Interactive Adolescent Scheduler can be accessed at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/preteen-teen.html.

Related Videos
Related Content
© 2023 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.