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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Aug 26;60(33):1117-23.

National and state vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13 through 17 years--United States, 2010.


The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that adolescents routinely receive meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY, 2 doses); tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap, 1 dose); and human papillomavirus (HPV, 3 doses) vaccines (influenza vaccine is recommended annually for all persons aged 6 months and older). CDC tracks vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13 through 17 years through the National Immunization Survey--Teen (NIS-Teen). To provide updated vaccination coverage estimates, CDC analyzed 2010 NIS-Teen data and compared results with 2009 NIS-Teen estimates. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which found that coverage increased for all three of the routinely administered adolescent vaccines: Tdap from 55.6% to 68.7%, MenACWY from 53.6% to 62.7%, (among females) ≥1 dose of HPV from 44.3% to 48.7%, and ≥3 doses of HPV from 26.7% to 32.0%. Vaccination coverage varied widely among states; three states (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington) had coverage of >65% for ≥1 dose of all three vaccines (Tdap, MenACWY, and HPV). Continued evaluation of vaccination-promoting initiatives, including state vaccination-financing policies, is needed to understand their impact on adolescent vaccination and to promote effective practices.

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