The Georgia Department of Public Health has published new reports on childhood and adolescent immunizations. Childhood immunization reports focus on children born between 2017-2019, 2018-2020, and 2019-2020. Adolescent reports focus on youth born between 2003-2007, 2004-2008, and 2004-2009. Reports include data by race, ethnicity, insurance coverage, public health district, and county. If you have questions about the report or using in your work, contact Liz Smith Elizabeth.Smith@dph.ga.gov.
Let’s RISE (Routine Immunizations on Schedule for Everyone) initiative!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a decrease in routine childhood vaccinations. The national VFC Program saw declines in vaccine orders for childhood vaccines and select adolescent vaccines during 2020. While vaccine orders have rebounded, there is concern about vaccination coverage for children and adolescents.
Health care professionals play an important role in helping ensure everyone is up to date on routine vaccinations. The CDC’s Let’s RISE initiative has strategies and resources to address this. For more information, contact the Georgia VFC Program with questions, ask for resources, and request support efforts to get children and adolescents up to date on their routine vaccinations.