School of Divinity
Religion: Church Ministries
Immunization, Vaccination, Verification, Christian Camp
Christianity | Medicine and Health Sciences
Stacey, Katherine, "Immunization Verification at Christian Camps" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1096.
No standard exists among Christian camps regarding immunization verification for program participants. The best practice for Christian camps regarding immunization verification is debated because of religious reasons, camper and staff safety, and state mandates. This research examines the current practice of Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) affiliated camps regarding immunization verification. It was conducted by emailing a seven-question survey to over 700 CCCA camps. Just over 100 camps responded. The study found that roughly two-thirds of CCCA camps practice no method of immunization verification. In response to this result, the researchers propose a best practice for Christian camps regarding immunization verification based on American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines.