FAQs for Immunization
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You may access this information at the HealthyPeople.gov website.
The California Area of the Indian Health Service (IHS) provides data regarding childhood immunizations to Headquarters on a quarterly basis. The individual program reports are due to the Area Immunization Coordinator by the 20th day of the month following the end of each fiscal year quarter. You can access and download the reporting form from the Resources page.
After completing the Immunization Reporting form, fax it to the Area Immunization Coordinator at (916) 930-3953. She will then collate the data and send it to IHS Headquarters by way of the National Immunization Coordinator. All Indian Health Service areas report this data on a quarterly basis.
These reports provide valuable information regarding the progress the area programs are making toward meeting the IHS GPRA Objectives and demonstrate the area's performance in relation to the rest of the IHS areas across the nation.
Who do I contact if I am having a problem with entering or retrieving immunization data from the RPMS Electronic Reporting System?
You may contact Susan Ducore (email@example.com), Immunization Coordinator by email or phone at (916) 930-3981 x 323 for general questions about this package.
How should I proceed if I am new to the California Area Indian Health Programs and have been given the responsibility of Immunization Coordinator for our Indian Health Program?
You should first contact Susan Ducore (firstname.lastname@example.org), Area Immunization Coordinator. Please provide her with your program contact information as well as your title. The coordinator will assist you with the reporting process.
When completing the quarterly reports, are all vaccines included in calculating the number of children who have completed immunization requirements?
No. Hepatitis A, Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV), and Varicella (VZV) vaccines are recommended and we are tracking these vaccines in the quarterly reports, however, these three vaccines should NOT be included in calculating the number of children who have met all requirements.