The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of using community-wide education when implemented alone in improving influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide, or hepatitis B vaccination coverage in high-risk adults because no studies qualified for review.
Community-wide education provides information on vaccinations to a target population in a geographic area, sometimes including vaccination providers. Educational messages can be delivered by various methods (e.g., mail, radio, newspapers, television, or posters). The goal of community-wide education interventions is to increase or improve the availability of information and to increase people’s knowledge about vaccinations, thereby increasing their acceptance of and demand for vaccinations and, ultimately, increasing vaccination coverage.
Read the Task Force Finding [PDF - 390 kB].