Get Patients On Schedule with MMR & Other Pediatric Vaccines
PDPH strongly encourages providers to ensure children are up to date with their MMR as well as other pediatric vaccines. This is especially urgent given the recent outbreak of measles in Columbus, Ohio. The outbreaks in Columbus have infected over 40 unvaccinated children, from <1 year old to 15 years of age, with cases on the rise. Nearly half of these children have been hospitalized.
Children should be vaccinated against measles at 12-15 months of age, with a booster dose at 4 years of age. Adults surrounding infants who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated are encouraged to make sure their vaccination records are up to date.
Use Every Opportunity to Vaccinate
Review immunization records and recall patients who are not up to date. Use the PhilaVax Recall Report Guide to create a report of patients who are due for vaccine.
Vaccine should be administered to children with mild illnesses such as:
- Otitis media
- Upper respiratory tract infections