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Complete Indicator Profile of Immunization - Childhood Coverage with Recommended Vaccines

Definition

Children aged 19-35 months who are up-to-date with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended number of doses of vaccines.

Numerator

Number of children aged 19-35 months who are up-to-date with the recommended number of vaccines

Denominator

Total number of children aged 19-35 months

Data Interpretation Issues

In 2007, a shortage of the Hib-containing vaccine, which continued through 2009, impacted the timeliness of vaccine administration in North Carolina.

Why Is This Important?

"Vaccines are described as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. For every dollar spent on the US childhood immunization program, 5 dollars in direct costs and 11 dollars in additional costs to society are saved." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

Evidence-based Practices

The Community Guide

More Information

North Carolina Immunization Branch: Immunizations for Children



Graphical Data Views

Children Aged 19-35 Months Who Receive the Recommended Vaccines North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2007-2011

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Children Aged 19-35 Months Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2007 77.3% 70.8% 83.8%
North Carolina 2008 70.8% 64.5% 77.1%
North Carolina 2009 78.3% 72.1% 84.5%
North Carolina 2010 81.6% 76.8% 86.4%
North Carolina 2011 75.3% 67.6% 83.0%
HNC 2020 Target 2007 91.3%
HNC 2020 Target 2008 91.3%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 91.3%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 91.3%
HNC 2020 Target 2011 91.3%

Data Notes

This measure is derived from data collected by the National Immunization Survey (NIS). The NIS is conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor childhood immunization coverage.  In 2007 and 2008, the recommended series used was 4:3:1:3:3:1 [4 diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP), 3 poliovirus vaccine (polio), 1 measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), 3 Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib), 3 hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B), 1 Varicella]. In 2009, 4:3:1:3:3:1-S is used as the recommended series because it takes into account the differences in the brand of Hib vaccine used as well as the required suspension of the Hib booster dose. In 2010, 4:3:1:3:3:1-PS is used as the recommended series because it takes into account the differences in the brand of Hib vaccine used as well as the required suspension of the Hib booster dose. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

National Immunization Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 



Children Aged 19-35 Months Who Receive the Recommended Vaccines North Carolina vs. United States, 2002-2010

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North Carolina vs U.S. Year Percentage of Children Aged 19-35 Months Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2002 69.7% 62.9% 76.5%
North Carolina 2003 77.3% 71.6% 83.0%
North Carolina 2004 77.8% 71.4% 84.2%
North Carolina 2005 81.6% 75.8% 87.4%
North Carolina 2006 81.9% 75.8% 88.0%
North Carolina 2007 77.3% 70.8% 83.8%
North Carolina 2008 70.8% 64.5% 77.1%
North Carolina 2009 78.3% 72.1% 84.5%
North Carolina 2010 81.6% 76.8% 86.4%
United States 2002 65.5% 64.4% 66.6%
United States 2003 72.5% 71.5% 73.5%
United States 2004 76.0% 75.0% 77.0%
United States 2005 76.1% 75.0% 77.2%
United States 2006 76.9% 75.9% 77.9%
United States 2007 77.4% 76.3% 78.5%
United States 2008 76.1% 75.0% 77.2%
United States 2009 75.7% 74.5% 76.9%
United States 2010 76.3% 75.1% 77.5%

Data Notes

This measure is derived from data collected by the National Immunization Survey (NIS). The NIS is conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor childhood immunization coverage.  From 2002-2008, the recommended series used was 4:3:1:3:3:1 [4 diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP), 3 poliovirus vaccine (polio), 1 measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), 3 Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib), 3 hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B), 1 Varicella]. In 2009, 4:3:1:3:3:1-S is used as the recommended series because it takes into account the differences in the brand of Hib vaccine used as well as the required suspension of the Hib booster dose. In 2010, 4:3:1:3:3:1-PS is used as the recommended series because it takes into account the differences in the brand of Hib vaccine used as well as the required suspension of the Hib booster dose.

Data Sources

National Immunization Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

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