As of July 1, 2010, patients receiving immunizations at the Central District Health Department (CDHD) and other immunization providers throughout the state have been automatically enrolled in Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Service (IRIS).
IRIS is an opt-out system, meaning newborns will automatically be enrolled in the registry at birth and parents can voluntarily opt-out at any time simply by filling out a form and submitting it to the Idaho Immunization Program (IIP). Opt-out forms and additional information are available at immunizeidaho.com. To complete a written IRIS deletion form a patient will need to contact the IIP by phone at 208-334-5931.
Parents of newborns will be notified that their baby has been added to the registry by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). Information about the voluntary nature of the registry is included, along with information on how a parent can opt-out if they do not wish to participate. DHW will include this IRIS information with birth certificate information that is routinely mailed to parents, usually within the first two weeks following birth.
Medical providers are encouraged to add children who were not born in Idaho. In most cases, this would consist of children who have relocated to Idaho from another state.
Benefits to the Health Care/Service Provider who uses IRIS: IRIS benefits the area served by Central District Health Department by facilitating adequate immunization for all individuals, thus enhancing the overall health status and indicators for our state. Direct benefits for Health Care/ Service providers include the following: