Vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13-17 years - United States, 2007

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 Oct 10;57(40):1100-3.


Three new vaccines have been recommended for adolescents by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) since 2005: meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; 1 dose), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap; 1 dose), and quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4; 3 doses). ACIP also recommends that adolescents should receive recommended vaccinations that were missed during childhood. 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. This report describes the findings from NIS-Teen 2007, which indicated substantial increases in receipt of new adolescent vaccinations compared with 2006, including Tdap (from 10.8% to 30.4%) and MCV4 (from 11.7% to 32.4%), and increases in coverage with childhood vaccinations, including measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), hepatitis B (HepB), and varicella (VAR) (among those without disease history). An assessment of HPV4 coverage, which is reported for the first time, showed that 25.1% of adolescent females initiated the vaccine series (>/=1 dose) in 2007. To improve vaccination coverage among adolescents, health-care providers should take advantage of every health-care visit as an opportunity to evaluate vaccination status and administer vaccines when needed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningococcal Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*
  • Vaccines, Conjugate


  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines
  • Vaccines, Conjugate