THE PRESIDENT'S CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION INITIATIVE
The Initiative's goals include establishing an effective and sustainable vaccination-delivery system and achieving up-to-date immunization for 90 percent of 2-year-olds by 1996.
Specific activities include:
SOURCE: CDC (1994b).
communicating with a large audience of public and private health care providers. Endorsement of the standards by professional organizations signals their willingness to collaborate with CDC in promoting the standards. It also involves CDC with providers outside of state and local public health departments.
States have specific responsibilities for and operational resources to apply to the immunization of children, but the committee feels that they may benefit from better federal guidance. The President 's Childhood Immunization Initiative has given immunization greater prominence in federal health planning, and it will be important to ensure that activities already in operation are consistent with