Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics

Effectiveness of a smartphone app to increase parents' knowledge and empowerment in the MMR vaccination decision: A randomized controlled trial.

Publication Date: 
Nov 10, 2017

Researchers are trying to build evidence for mhealth effectiveness in various fields. However, no evidence yet is showing the effectiveness of mhealth on parents' attitudes and behavior with regard to recommended vaccination of their children.

Vaccination attitudes and mobile readiness: A survey of expectant and new mothers.

Publication Date: 
May 02, 2015

Sub-optimal vaccination coverage and recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases serve as a reminder that vaccine hesitancy remains a concern. ImmunizeCA, a new smartphone app to help track immunizations, may address several reasons for not vaccinating.

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Utilizing health information technology to improve vaccine communication and coverage.

Publication Date: 
Oct 16, 2013

Vaccination coverage is still below the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 goals. Technology use in the US is widespread by patients and providers including text message, email, internet, social media and electronic health records.

An overview of current and potential use of information and communication technologies for immunization promotion among adolescents.

Publication Date: 
Feb 26, 2014

Information and communication technologies (ICT), such as the Internet or mobile telephony, have become an important part of the life of today's adolescents and their main means of procuring information.