National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2017

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Aug 24;67(33):909-917. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6733a1.


The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends routine vaccination of persons aged 11-12 years with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY), and tetanus and reduced diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). A booster dose of MenACWY is recommended at age 16 years (1), and catch-up vaccination is recommended for hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR), and varicella vaccine (VAR) for adolescents whose childhood vaccinations are not up to date (UTD) (1). ACIP also recommends that clinicians may administer a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (MenB) series to adolescents and young adults aged 16-23 years, with a preferred age of 16-18 years (2). To estimate U.S. adolescent vaccination coverage, CDC analyzed data from the 2017 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) for 20,949 adolescents aged 13-17 years.* During 2016-2017, coverage increased for ≥1 dose of HPV vaccine (from 60.4% to 65.5%), ≥1 dose of MenACWY (82.2% to 85.1%), and ≥2 doses of MenACWY (39.1% to 44.3%). Coverage with Tdap remained stable at 88.7%. In 2017, 48.6% of adolescents were UTD with the HPV vaccine series (HPV UTD) compared with 43.4% in 2016. On-time vaccination (receipt of ≥2 or ≥3 doses of HPV vaccine by age 13 years) also increased. As in 2016, ≥1-dose HPV vaccination coverage was lower among adolescents living in nonmetropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) (59.3%) than among those living in MSA principal cities (70.1%).§ Although HPV vaccination initiation remains lower than coverage with MenACWY and Tdap, HPV vaccination coverage has increased an average of 5.1 percentage points annually since 2013, indicating that continued efforts to target unvaccinated teens and eliminate missed vaccination opportunities might lead to HPV vaccination coverage levels comparable to those of other routinely recommended adolescent vaccines.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Advisory Committees
  • Chickenpox Vaccine / administration & dosage
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • District of Columbia
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Male
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine / administration & dosage
  • Meningococcal Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Poverty / statistics & numerical data
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • United States
  • Vaccination Coverage / statistics & numerical data*
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Vaccines, Conjugate / administration & dosage


  • Chickenpox Vaccine
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines
  • Vaccines
  • Vaccines, Conjugate