mmunization and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program supports efforts to plan, develop, and maintain a public
health workforce that helps assure high immunization coverage levels, low incidence of vaccine-preventable
diseases, and maintain or improve the ability to respond to public health threats.
The objectives of the grant are to:
1) Enhance stewardship and accountability for all publicly purchased vaccine and VFC and Section 317 funding.
2) Assess program performance for program improvement.
3) Ensure access to vaccines for people of all ages.
4) Assure that the immunization information technology infrastructure supports program goals and objectives.
5) Improve and maintain preparedness.
The methods to be employed include:
1) Maintain a network of VFC and adult immunization providers and assure compliance with all VFC statutory requirements.
2) Support information immunization systems and information technology needs.
3) Support communication, partnerships and education to increase vaccination.
4) Conduct Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) compliance site visits to at least 25% of enrolled providers.
5) Implement and maintain surveillance systems to investigate and document cases and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
6) Maintain a perinatal hepatitis B prevention program.
7) Work with the DOHMH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response for pandemic response preparedness including planning for citywide vaccination.
8) Achieve high compliance for school and childcare immunization requirements.
9) Implement an intervention to increase HPV vaccine completion rates among adolescents.
10) Work with new and existing partners to increase demand for adult-recommended vaccines