National, state, and local area vaccination coverage among children aged 19-35 months--United States, 2006

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2007 Aug 31;56(34):880-5.


The National Immunization Survey (NIS) provides vaccination coverage estimates among children aged 19-35 months for each of the 50 states and selected urban and county areas. This report describes the findings of the 2006 NIS, which indicated increases in national coverage with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and varicella vaccine (VAR) and a stable coverage level for the 4:3:1:3:3:1 vaccine series (i.e., > or =4 doses of diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, and any acellular pertussis vaccine [DTaP]; > or =3 doses of poliovirus vaccine; > or =1 dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine [MMR]; > or =3 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b [Hib] vaccine; > or =3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine [HepB]; and > or =1 dose of VAR). However, national coverage estimates remained below the Healthy People 2010 target of 90% coverage for PCV, DTaP, and VAR and below the 80% target for the 4:3:1:3:3:1 vaccine series. No significant racial/ethnic disparities in 4:3:1:3:3:1 series coverage were observed after controlling for family income. State and local immunization programs should continue to identify and target children who are not fully vaccinated, especially because of low socioeconomic status and other barriers.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*