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Public Health Data Inventory

Refugee Health – Nebraska State Immunization Information System

Background

NESIIS is the Nebraska State Immunization Information System. One purpose of system is to ensure that every child and adult refugee is appropriately immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. It is preferred that refugees start immunizations within 90 days of their arrival to U.S. At a minimum, providers are required to initiate appropriate vaccination, refer refugees to primary care, and educate refugee about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and school requirements, and follow-up timing.

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

This data are collected via a paper collection method at least quarterly.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Refugee Health Program

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Health Promotion Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-1372