Health Promotion With Childhood Immunization Essay

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Health Promotion with Childhood Immunization Adherence
One of the many health goals for society is to reduce both the prevalence of communicable disease and to decrease the risk of infant and childhood morbidity and mortality. There is an association between appropriate vaccination and improved health outcomes. In 2009, reports indicated 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of diseases were prevented by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AICP) recommendations and the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control’s (CDC) immunization schedule (Kurosky, Davis & Krishnarajah, 2016). This health promotion project aims to improve parent adherence to immunization requirements in children 3 years and younger in Robeson County, North Carolina (NC). The health promotion initiative will identify key factors and interventional measures for decreasing the presence of communicable diseases and improving parental adherence.
Health Promotion Goal
Parents are currently delaying or foregoing immunizations secondary to fear, lack of education and access of care leading to the resurgence of communicable diseases. The percentage of children under the age of 3 years in the US that received all doses of combined vaccinations for Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diptheria, Tetanus & acellular Pertussis (DTaP), Haemophilus influenzae type b4 (Hib), Pneumococcal conjugate, Inactivated poliovirus, Influenza, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Varicella and Hepatitis A is 71.6%

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