Problem: Missed Opportunities to Vaccinate.
Solution: Office vaccination systems may need to be modified.
If the practice relies on patient self-report, understand that accuracy of vaccination history from self-report of:
Turn on electronic reminders/prompts for specific vaccines.
Review EMR's health maintenance, immunization and/or other similar tab or page.
Check your state's immunization registry if available.
Source: Zimmerman et al. found the sensitivity of patient self-report of influenza vaccination status was 98%, compared to the medical record vaccine 2003;21:1486-91.