National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2008

Center for Disease Control Newsletter

September 28, 2009/ 58(36);997-1001

In recent years, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended three newly licensed vaccines: meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; 1 dose); tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap; 1 dose); and (for girls) quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4; 3 doses) (1). ACIP also recommends that adolescents receive recommended vaccinations that were missed during childhood: measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR; 2 doses); hepatitis B vaccine (HepB; 3 doses); and varicella vaccine (VAR; 2 doses) (1). Since 2006, CDC has conducted the National Immunization Survey–Teen (NIS-Teen) to estimate vaccination coverage from a national sample of adolescents aged 13–17 years (2). This report summarizes results from the 2008 NIS-Teen and, for the first time, includes estimates for each of the 50 states and selected local areas. Nationally, vaccination coverage for the three most recently recommended adolescent vaccinations and one childhood vaccination increased from 2007 to 2008: MCV4 (from 32.4% to 41.8%), Tdap (from 30.4% to 40.8%), ≥1 dose of HPV4 (from 25.1% to 37.2%), and ≥2 doses of VAR among those without disease history (from 18.8% to 34.1%). However, substantial variability in vaccination coverage was observed in 2008 among state and local areas and by race/ethnicity and poverty status. For the first time, the Healthy People 2010 target of 90% coverage among adolescents aged 13–15 years was met for MMR and HepB. Public health agencies should continue annual monitoring of adolescent vaccination coverage levels to identify trends and differences by geographic area, race/ethnicity, and poverty status.


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Comment from Leslie

Ok I am not sure that this link works back to this article from the CDC newsletter.  Tim Hall Jessica Faye Ericzon’s stepfather (she died after taking Gardasil) follows this stuff and passes it on…he has a MAC and sometimes the language between his computer and mine is like apples and oranges.  Whatever, I have a lot more to post and not a lot of time to comment.

But the point is….look at all of the toxic chemicals that we are expected to inject into our kids….and what kind of toxic loads are they carrying and what will be their cancer rates and neurological damage rates…..oh, but then again I guess that is offset in the decline of infectious diseases.

PG

Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.