So if you get a call, be sure to participate.
Guam – If you receive a call in the coming weeks about immunization, the Department of Public Health and Social Services is urging you to participate because the data collected will be used to identify groups at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The randomized call is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducting their National Immunization Survey. According to a release, this survey is intended to help assess immunization coverage among children 19 to 35 months of age, and adolescents between the ages of 13 to 17 years of age. Parents or guardians will be asked to provide information on the date and type of vaccinations given to their children.
At the end of the interview, authorization to contact their child’s vaccination provider will be requested from the parent or guardian. The health care provider will then be contacted by mail to verify the child’s vaccinations. All data collected will be sent to the CDC for analysis and then provided to the DPHSS, Immunization Program to compare Guam’s vaccination rates with those of other states and territories.