Measuring the Success of the US COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

It's Time to Invest in and Strengthen Immunization Information Systems

Jade Benjamin-Chung, PhD, MPH; Arthur Reingold, MD


Am J Public Health. 2021;111(6):1078-1080. 


The public health departments that run IISs cannot lobby legislatures responsible for IIS policy. However, physicians, epidemiologists, and public health professionals can use their voices to express the importance of IISs, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, to advocate for policy reform and increased funding.

The recommendations to make IISs more effective are not new,[2,3] but the opportunity to achieve them is. We must capitalize on this moment to strengthen our public health systems so that we may save more lives in a more equitable manner in the current pandemic and beyond.