The effectiveness of text message reminder-recalls on Human Papilloma Virus vaccination coverage in Georgia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621534
Title:
The effectiveness of text message reminder-recalls on Human Papilloma Virus vaccination coverage in Georgia
Authors:
Moon, Tamira; Dally, Nocolle; Sloat, Ben; Bryant, Kia; Grady, Sherrionda
Abstract:
the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for adolescents ages 11 to 12 years, yet vaccine coverage remains low. The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Georgia Immunization Program implemented and evaluated a text-messaging campaign aimed at improving HPV vaccination coverage, using the Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS). Methods: The text message reminder-recall campaign, aimed at the parents of adolescents 9 – 18 years, was launched in July 2015. A total of 208,792 adolescents in the GRITS database met the inclusion criterion, receipt of at least one dose of the three-dose series HPV vaccine. We determined the rate of HPV vaccine series completion for adolescents with a valid parent/guardian mobile phone number and for those without. Results: A total of 9,711 text messages were successfully sent to parents of adolescents 9 – 18 years. HPV vaccine series completion was 16% among adolescents whose parent/guardian received a text message as compared to 7% among those who did not. Conclusions: Text message reminder-recalls have a positive effect on HPV vaccine series coverage for adolescents in Georgia. Text messaging reminder-recalls may be an effective strategy to improve HPV vaccination coverage statewide.
Affiliation:
Georgia Department of Health
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621534
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 1 (2016)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Tamiraen
dc.contributor.authorDally, Nocolleen
dc.contributor.authorSloat, Benen
dc.contributor.authorBryant, Kiaen
dc.contributor.authorGrady, Sherriondaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T02:08:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T02:08:43Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621534-
dc.description.abstractthe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for adolescents ages 11 to 12 years, yet vaccine coverage remains low. The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Georgia Immunization Program implemented and evaluated a text-messaging campaign aimed at improving HPV vaccination coverage, using the Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS). Methods: The text message reminder-recall campaign, aimed at the parents of adolescents 9 – 18 years, was launched in July 2015. A total of 208,792 adolescents in the GRITS database met the inclusion criterion, receipt of at least one dose of the three-dose series HPV vaccine. We determined the rate of HPV vaccine series completion for adolescents with a valid parent/guardian mobile phone number and for those without. Results: A total of 9,711 text messages were successfully sent to parents of adolescents 9 – 18 years. HPV vaccine series completion was 16% among adolescents whose parent/guardian received a text message as compared to 7% among those who did not. Conclusions: Text message reminder-recalls have a positive effect on HPV vaccine series coverage for adolescents in Georgia. Text messaging reminder-recalls may be an effective strategy to improve HPV vaccination coverage statewide.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectText Messagingen
dc.subjecthuman papillomavirusen
dc.subjectImmunization Programsen
dc.subjectVaccinesen
dc.titleThe effectiveness of text message reminder-recalls on Human Papilloma Virus vaccination coverage in Georgiaen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia Department of Healthen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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