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Indicator Report - Immunization - Childhood Coverage with Recommended Vaccines

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.

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

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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 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

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

Page Content Updated On 02/12/2013, Published on 02/12/2013
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