Denver Unveils Immunization System

WASHINGTON (04/27/2000) - Denver public health officials recently unveiled an automated vaccine administration program that keeps track of all immunizations given in the city.

The system, announced during National Immunization Month, will keep records of immunizations given at Denver clinics, school sites or community health centers, print reminders for families of children who need vaccinations, and automatically keep track of vaccine inventory.

"At any one of our sites, we can pull up immunization information and know exactly what vaccines the child was given," said Paul Melinkovich, assistant director of community services.

Using the system, health providers if patients need vaccinations and print postcards to inform a family that a vaccine is overdue.

The system, implemented by ManTech Advanced Systems International earlier this month, is tied into the registration system, so data does not have to be entered twice.

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