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Important Facts for 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

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