The MaineHealth childhood immunization objectives for children and adolescents served by member-owned pediatric and family medicine practices to be achieved by 2018 are:
62% of children up-to-date on a series of 10 immunizations by their 2nd birthday
55% of adolescents up-to-date on the full HPV vaccine series by their 13th birthday
85% of adolescents up-to-date on 1 Tdap/Td and 1 MCV vaccines by their 13th birthday
The MaineHealth long-term, statewide childhood immunization objective to be achieved by 2021 is to consistently maintain (for 3 of 6 years) an estimated rate of greater than or equal to 85% for Maine 19-35 month olds up-to-date on a series of 7 immunizations, as measured by the National Immunization Survey.
The clinical guidelines and policies on this page assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The guidelines translate national recommendations and the best available evidence into local context.
Adherence to these guidelines should limit unwanted or unintended variation in practice, but guidelines are not meant to be prescriptive. The clinician retains the responsibility to select the appropriate guideline for a particular patient and to use the guideline to the extent that it serves the individual patient.
Any given approach must be carefully considered with each individual patient to ensure that an effective Shared Decision Making process is in place, which reflects the patient's personal wishes, medical history, and family history.
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This year’s 20th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off with the Climb for a Cure on Friday, Dec. 27. For a suggested donation of just $10, participants hike about one mile up Sugarloaf Mountain to Bullwinkle’s restaurant before descending back down.
Tickets for the Healthy Community Coalition’s (HCC) 10th annual Winter Windfall calendar raffle are now available until the end of January. By donating $10 per ticket to HCC, the donor will be eligible for 31 prizes to be drawn daily throughout January.