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Collaborative effort aids vaccination rates: study
Modern Healthcare

Sending reminders to parents to get their children vaccinated was more effective and cost-efficient when physicians collaborated with public health departments compared with practice-based notification efforts, a new study found.The study appeared online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Vaccination rates around the country have come under increased focus in recent weeks in light of the current measles outbreak that has infected 154 people in 17 states between Jan. 1 and Feb. 20, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.