Indicator Report - Immunizations 4:3:1:3:3:1
Why Is This Important?Immunizations are the most cost-effective health prevention measures. Development of vaccinations had been cited by the U.S. Public Health Service as one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century.(1) Vaccines play an essential role in reducing and eliminating disease.
By two years of age, it is recommended that all children should have received 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), 3 doses of polio, 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 3 doses of Haemophilus Influenzae, type B (Hib), and 1 dose of Varicella vaccine. This recommendation is referred to in shorthand as "4:3:1:3:3:1."
Data NotesVaricella vaccination unadjusted for history of varicella illness history.
Data SourcesNational Immunization Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DefinitionChildren aged 19-35 months who received the recommended vaccines (4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hep B, 3 Hib, 1 Varicella).
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 09/13/2013, Published on 10/10/2013