With the goal of reducing preventable diseases in the United States, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices [ACIP] and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] publish numerous recommendations and guidelines regarding vaccines. They regularly revise their recommendations based on new evidence and a number of key factors such as balance of benefits and harms, type or quality of evidence, values and preferences of the people affected, and health economic analyses.
All of the vaccination credentials that are required of our Reptrax members are based off of these recommendations and guidelines, so the credential requirements change when the CDC’s recommendations change. For instance, we recently updated all of our member accounts to reflect the CDC’s change in the measles, mumps and rubella [MMR] vaccine requirement. On November 25, 2011, the CDC revised the MMR vaccine requirement by removing a doctor’s statement of history of the disease as a way to show proof of immunity for MMR. Before enforcing the CDC’s revision, we contacted any members who had submitted a doctor’s statement and informed them they would need to supply either a titer proving immunity, evidence of 2 doses of MMR vaccine, or a declination statement of birth before 1957.
Our goal is to help keep healthcare facilities safe, and to do so, we make sure that anyone entering them is credentialed to the highest standard. We will continue to update our credential requirements in accordance with the CDC recommendations, as well as make sure that our Reptrax members are well informed and prepared for any changes.

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