Reminders effective in increasing vaccinations
A literature review of studies found increasing community demand and enhancing access to vaccines were effective strategies to increase uptake.
Plans for vaccination catch-up and accelerated schedules were also effective ways of increasing vaccination.
Home visits for routine childhood immunisation were particularly effective in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.
The researchers, from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, said the need for such studies was vital in a climate where funding