TABLE 3.

Proportions of Pediatricians and Public Health Clinics With Current Use or Future Plans to Use Immunization Assessments, Reminder or Recall Messages

Immunization PracticePediatricians (n = 433)Public Health Clinics (n = 439)
(n [%])(n [%])
Currently making assessment efforts162 (37)371 (85)
Planning to start assessment efforts during the next year*85 (20)29 (7)
Currently using message systems for immunizations
 Reminders only37 (8)74 (17)
 Recalls only18 (4)85 (19)
 Reminders and recalls16 (4)64 (15)
 Reminders, recalls or both71 (16)223 (51)
Planning to adopt a new system to send reminders or recalls for immunizations during the next year105 (24)80 (18)
  • * Number of respondents reporting plans to start routinely measuring immunization rates during the next year, among those who were not currently conducting routine assessments (by self-report on 2 questions; n = 241 pediatricians and n = 50 public health clinics).

  • Number of respondents reporting plans to adopt a new system for reminder or recall messages during the next year, among those who were not currently using such messages (by self-report on several questions; n = 343 pediatricians and n = 146 public health clinics).