IHS E3 Vaccine Strategy
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see disturbing trends reflecting decreased vaccine coverage for many vaccine-preventable illnesses. As a critical public health prevention priority in our vulnerable service population, IHS advocates recommending vaccines to our patients with the E3 Vaccine Strategy, focusing on: 1) Every patient at 2) Every encounter should be offered 3) Every recommended vaccine when appropriate.
This strategy is designed to prioritize vaccination across the full spectrum of age, clinical and public health settings. Even as we continue to deal with the dual public health emergencies of COVID-19 and monkeypox, it is essential that we amplify our efforts to ensure comprehensive vaccine access and coverage for all age groups, both for emerging infectious diseases and routine vaccine preventable diseases.