Immunization Outreach and Education Programs (IOEP)
Metro Health’s Immunization Outreach and Education program (IOEP) provides informational session and outreach activities designed to educate the community, parents and providers about the benefits of immunizations.
The IOEP staff reviews vaccination records to identify under-immunized children and neighborhoods with low immunization rates, placing calls and sending reminder/recall cards to remind parents when their children's shots are due.
WIC Linkage Program
The WIC Linkage Program is designed to increase immunization coverage levels among WIC clients 0 through 2 years of age using the below.
- immunization assessments
- provider referrals
- targeted education efforts
Data gained through these programs aid Metro Health in better identifying and directing it’s resources towards the most at-risk and underserved populations in our community.
For more information on vaccines please visit the CDC Vaccine Podcasts website.