Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | Vol:Vol. 62 | Page: 733
The National Immunization Survey, which monitors vaccination coverage among U.S. children aged 19-35 months, reveals that vaccination coverage in 2012 was near or above the national Healthy People 2020 target for at least one dose of MMR vaccine, at least three doses of poliovirus vaccine, at least three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, and at least one dose of varicella vaccine. Coverage was below the Healthy People 2020 target for at least four doses of DTaP, the full series of Hib, at least four doses of PCV, at least two doses of hepatitis A vaccine, and the rotavirus vaccine. The percentage of children who had received no vaccinations was still below 1 percent. Disparities in coverage were not seen for most racial and ethnic groups, but children whose families were below the federal poverty level had lower coverage for many vaccines. Vaccination coverage varied by state; coverage for the combined vaccine series was 59.5 percent in Alaska and 80.2 percent in Hawaii.
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