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 clinical and public health prevention priority in our vulnerable service population, IHS advocates recommending vaccines to our patients with the E3 Vaccine Strategy, to ensure that: 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. 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.
The IHS E3 Vaccine Strategy webpage is now live and includes useful information such as the Operational Plan, the E3 Champions Challenge and E3 Champions Pilot Program, and an easy one-touch Resource Bank with helpful resources for providers, patients, and tribal communities. The IHS is actively onboarding federal, tribal, and urban Indian pilot sites to encourage innovation. No effort is too small and we encourage all facilities to consider participation.