Analysis of a bi-state, multi-district, school-based hepatitis B immunization program

J Sch Health. 2000 Dec;70(10):408-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2000.tb07228.x.


A descriptive correlational research design assessed factors influencing participation and completion rates, and to determine vaccine administration costs, in a school-based Hepatitis B vaccination program. Of 18,046 students in public and private schools in the metropolitan Kansas City, Mo., area, 12,986 (73.4%) participated with approximately 75% of these students completing the vaccine series. Larger schools reported decreased participation and completion rates. Both rates were highest in schools providing educational interventions. Schools with a large population of commercially insured students reported low participation rates (65%), but high completion rates (85%). Schools with a high number of Medicaid-eligible students had high participation rates (97%), but low completion rates (67%). The vaccine cost $5.06 per dose to administer.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Child
  • Forms and Records Control
  • Health Care Costs
  • Hepatitis B / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs / organization & administration*
  • Kansas
  • Medicaid
  • Medically Uninsured
  • Missouri
  • Program Evaluation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • School Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Third-Party Consent
  • United States