117. Making it Easy to Say Yes: Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Boost Immunization Rates and Examine Equity in an Adolescent Medicine Practice

Vaccinations protect against preventable harmful diseases. Complete vaccine records enable adolescents to access opportunities including school, work, and sports. In our Adolescent Medicine practice, documentation of immunizations was incomplete, with the inability to get initial vaccination records for new patients. By December 2023, we sought to: 1) increase the percent of patients with a complete vaccination record from 88% to 95%, 2) increase the percent of patients who are up to date on their meningococcal (MCV), human papillomavirus (HPV), and Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations from 70% to 80%, and 3) ensure that our efforts led to more equitable care.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research