situation, and when is it most effective to pursue herd immunity versus targeted protection of people with the highest risk?

  • Examine the entire response system for ways to simplify, systematize, and automate processes and develop practices that take into account human factors in order to increase vaccination rates, reduce errors, and increase efficiency. Examples include

    • Simplify the provider registration system,

    • Reduce the complexity of the vaccine formulary,

    • Implement electronic standing orders and automatic “best practice” in electronic medical records,

    • Bar code and color code vaccine,

    • Develop systems so that information in electronic medical records and practice management systems can be automatically shared with systems for tracking vaccine administration, and

    • Simplify data collection and reporting requirements.

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