Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers Program

The Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers (IQIP) Program promotes and supports the implementation of provider level quality improvement strategies. IQIP strategies are designed to support the healthcare providers in identifying opportunities to increase vaccine uptake in adherence with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine immunization schedule and improve immunization service delivery.

The core quality improvement strategies of the IQIP Program supports Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) providers and are centered around improving immunization scheduling practices, leveraging the reporting functionality of the statewide immunization registry, ImmTrac2 and giving a strong vaccine recommendation (with an emphasis on HPV).

Providers selected for IQIP site visits will have childhood (4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, up-to-date (UTD) Hib, 3 Hepatitis B, 1 Varicella, UTD PCV) and adolescent (1 Tdap, 1 MCV, and UTD HPV) vaccination rates assessed based on all the immunization records reported by the provider into ImmTrac2.

For more information on IQIP, refer to the resources below or contact your Responsible Entity. 


I.  Scheduling the Next Immunization Visit -  

  1. Best practices on appointment scheduling (PDF in process of being revised)
  2. Suggestions to improve your immunization services (https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2045.pdf)

        II.  Leveraging IIS Functionality (https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/immtrac/User-Training/)

        1. Quick Guide - Creating a List of Active Clients with the Ad Hoc List Report (08-2019) PDF Stock # 11-15226
        2. Texas Immunization Provider Summary (TIPS) Guide (08-2019)  PDF Stock # 11-15230
        3. Data Quality Guide - Common Issues of Inaccurate Report Data (10-2019) PDF Stock # 11-15232
        4. Guide to the Reminder - Recall Report (08-2019) PDF Stock # 11-15234
        III.  Give a Strong Recommendation

        1. HPV A Parents Guide to Preteen and Teen HPV Vaccination (https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4250.pdf
        2. HPV is a serious disease. Make sure your child is protected (https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4310.pdf
        3. Screening won't protect your patients from most HPV cancers (https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/hpv-important/infographic-hpv-screening-508.pdf)  
        4. Talking to Parents about HPV Vaccine (https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/for-hcp-tipsheet-hpv.pdf
        5. Announcement Approach- (Notecard) (https://www.hpviq.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Announcement-Approach-Notecard-Fall-2018.pdf)
        6. If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/downloads/not-vacc-risks-color-office.pdf)  
        7. Need Help Responding to Vaccine-Hesitant Parents? (https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2070.pdf)

        IQIP Notification Letter (PDF)

        Texas IQIP Program Operations Manual for Responsible Entities (REs) (PDF) 

        Last updated May 26, 2020