The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of clinic-based client education when implemented alone in improving influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide, or hepatitis B vaccination coverage in high-risk adults because only two studies of fair quality were eligible for review.
Clinic-based client education interventions provide information to clients served in specific medical or public health clinic settings. This information can help clients identify their risk status, indications for specific vaccines, and the potential benefits of vaccination. It can also reduce or remove barriers by changing negative attitudes and beliefs about vaccination. Education efforts can use a variety of formats, including letters, newsletters, brochures, and posters.
Read the Task Force Finding [PDF - 390 kB].