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IID-15.3 Data Details

IID-15.3 Increase hepatitis B vaccine coverage among health care personnel

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
64.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of health care workers reporting they have had at least three doses of hepatitis B vaccine
Number of employed health care workers
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


Have you EVER received the hepatitis B vaccine?

Did you receive at least 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, or less than 3 doses?

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Number of health care personnel who potentially have contact with patients in the workplace (persons who report they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health care facility) who have received one or more doses of influenza vaccine during September through February.]


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Agerton, T.B.; Mahoney, F.J.; Polish, L.B.; et al. Impact of the bloodborne pathogens standard on vaccination of healthcare workers with hepatitis B vaccine. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 16: 287-291, 1995.
  2. Mahoney, F.J.; Stewart, K.; Hu, H.; et al. Progress toward the elimination of hepatitis B virus transmission among health care workers in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine 157: 2601-2605, 1997.