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IID-15.3 Data Details

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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.

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
64.3 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Target is consistent with that for influenza vaccination of health care personnel. OSHA requirements exist for employers to offer the hepatitis B vaccine series free to all employees who are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials as part of their job duties.

Number of health care workers reporting they have had at least three doses of hepatitis B vaccine


Number of employed health care workers

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


    Have you EVER received the hepatitis B vaccine?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    [IF YES:]

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

    1. Received at least 3 doses
    2. Received less than 3 doses
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are the proportion 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 three or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccine.


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.