Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS)
"What is CIRTS?" (7 min. video - English) (transcript)
"¿Que es CIRTS?" (7 min. video - Español) (transcripción)
In 1994, the legislature authorized the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) to establish the Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS). CIRTS is a FREE statewide, immunization registry established and maintained at the CT DPH. The purpose of the registry is to assure that children remain up-to-date with their immunizations and that their records are available when needed. After a pilot period of several years, CIRTS became a statewide registry in 1998.
On April 26, 2012, CIRTS went into production with the NEW web-based immunization registry. Currently CT DPH Immunization Program staff and local Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Coordinators are on-line. CT DPH plans to start rolling the registry out to pediatric and family providers in the fall.
The registry will soon have the ability for providers to submit a patient electronic health record (EHR) to report immunization data electronically to the registry. In late 2013, the CT DPH Immunization Program will work with a pilot site for EHR reporting.
The registry includes such information as is necessary to accurately identify a child and to assess current immunization status. CIRTS can:
Keep permanent records of children’s immunizations (shots)
Let doctors keep track of their patients' immunization histories in a computerized database
Give parents their children’s immunization histories for daycare, school, and camp
Provide parents with immunization information in the future even if they move away from Connecticut or their baby’s doctor retires
All personal information including immunization status and dates of immunization of individuals shall be confidential as required by Connecticut law. Only the parent(s)/child’s legal guardian, child’s doctor, or health care workers who can assist with missed opportunities or missed immunizations have access to CIRTS.
Upon receiving a request from CIRTS, all healthcare providers administering immunizations to children in CT shall report those immunizations to CIRTS.
Release of Official Immunization Records by the Immunization Registry to Health Care Providers This provides guidance on how to obtain immunization information from the registry.
State Laws/Regulations related to CIRTS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding CIRTS
State of CT Regulations regarding CIRTS
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Registry page
American Immunization Registry Association
National Immunization Program Registry home page
Registry Staff-List of State contacts by state-home page (outside link)
click here for an English CIRTS enrollment form.
click here for a Spanish CIRTS enrollment form
Immunization Action Plan
IAP Coordinators (5/13) pdf
IAP map 4-11 .pdf Identifies which areas are serviced by which IAP
State of CT, Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11 MUN
Hartford, CT 06134
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