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Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months receiving recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella, and PCV vaccines.

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Immunization - Children: Colorado

Colorado Immunization Coverage (1996-2014) see more
  • Percentage of children ages 19 to 35 months who have received a series of immunizations consisting of four or more doses of DTP, three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine, one or more doses of any measles-containing vaccine, three or more doses of HiB, and three or more doses of HepB vaccine.
  • The average percentage of children ages 19 to 35 months who have received these individual vaccinations: four or more doses of DTP, three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine, one or more doses of any measles-containing vaccine, and three or more doses of HepB vaccine.
  • Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months receiving recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella, and PCV vaccines.

Immunization - Children

United States Immunization Coverage (1996-2014) see more
  • Percentage of children ages 19 to 35 months who have received a series of immunizations consisting of four or more doses of DTP, three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine, one or more doses of any measles-containing vaccine, three or more doses of HiB, and three or more doses of HepB vaccine.
  • The average percentage of children ages 19 to 35 months who have received these individual vaccinations: four or more doses of DTP, three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine, one or more doses of any measles-containing vaccine, and three or more doses of HepB vaccine.
  • Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months receiving recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella, and PCV vaccines.
Ranking Value State
1 82.1 Rhode Island
2 79 Nebraska
3 78.5 Massachusetts
4 78.3 Iowa
5 78.2 Connecticut
6 77 Alabama
7 75.8 Maryland
8 75.5 Pennsylvania
9 75.2 Utah
10 74.9 New Hampshire
11 74.6 Mississippi
12 74.1 Minnesota
13 73.8 South Dakota
14 72.9 New Jersey
15 72.8 Wisconsin
16 72.7 Kentucky
17 72.5 Texas
18 72.2 New York
19 72 North Carolina
19 72 North Dakota
21 71.8 Delaware
22 70.8 Washington
23 70.2 Idaho
24 70 Florida
24 70 Michigan
24 70 Wyoming
27 69.8 Georgia
28 69.3 California
29 69.2 Colorado
29 69.2 Virginia
31 69.1 Louisiana
32 68.7 Kansas
33 68.5 Indiana
33 68.5 Tennessee
35 68 Maine
36 67.9 Missouri
37 66.9 Vermont
38 66.8 Illinois
39 66.6 Oregon
40 66.5 Hawaii
40 66.5 South Carolina
42 65.7 New Mexico
43 65.5 West Virginia
44 65.4 Montana
45 65.1 Arizona
46 63.9 Alaska
47 62.7 Oklahoma
48 61.7 Ohio
49 60.6 Nevada
50 57.1 Arkansas

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Overview

Immunization-Children is the percentage of children receiving the recommended doses of DiphtheriaTetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP); polioMeaslesMumpsRubella (MMR); Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib); hepatitis Bvaricella (chickenpox); and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) vaccines by age 19 to 35 months. This measure was adjusted from the 2010-2012 Editions which did not account for each individual receiving the full series of shots, but rather, individuals receiving individual shots. The 2014 ranks are based on 2013 data from the National Immunization Survey.

Immunization coverage among children ranges from a high of 82.1% in Rhode Island to a low of 57.1% in Arkansas. In the United States, immunization coverage among children is 70.4% of children aged 19 to 35 months, up from 68.4% in the 2013 Edition.

 

Early childhood immunization has been shown to be a safe and cost-effective means of controlling diseases within the population. Infants receiving recommended immunizations by age 2 are protected from 14 diseases. In the last 50 years, vaccinations have led to a 95% decrease in vaccine-preventable diseases.[1] The CDC recently called vaccines 1 of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Routine childhood immunizations are estimated to save almost $10 billion in direct medical costs.[2] The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance plans to cover preventive services, including immunizations, without charging deductibles, copayments or coinsurance.[3] The Guide to Community Preventive Services has numerous proven methods to increase the rate of vaccinations in a community that include ways to increase the demand in the community, improve access, and system-based or provider-based innovations.[4]

Increasing the percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who receive the recommended doses of DTaP, polio, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B, varicella, and PCV vaccines to 80.0% is a Healthy People 2020 leading health indicator.



[1] Shefer A, Briss P, Rodewald L, et al. Improving immunization coverage rates: An evidence-based review of the literature. Epidemiol Rev. 1999;21(1):96-142.

[2] Zhou F. Economic evaluation of the 7-vaccine routine childhood immunization schedule in the United States, 2001. Archives of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine. 2005;159(12):1136.

[3] US Department of Health and Human Services. The Affordable Care Act and Immunization. http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2010/09/The-Affordable-Care-Act-and-Immunization.html. Updated January 20, 2012. Accesseed July 30, 2014.

[4] Guide to Community Preventive Services. Increasing appropriate vaccination. http://www.thecommunityguide.org/vaccines/index.html. Updated August 5, 2013. Accessed October 21, 2013.