IID-12.11 Increase the percentage of children aged 6 months through 17 years who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons aged 6 months through 17 years reported to be vaccinated with at least one dose of influenza vaccine within the past influenza season
Number of persons aged 6 months through 17 years as of November 1 of the influenza season
From the 2010 National Health Interview Survey:
DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, has [sample child] had a flu vaccination? This vaccine is usually given in the fall and protects against influenza for the flu season.
During what month and year did [sample child] receive his or her most recent flu vaccine?
Enter year of most recent flu vaccine.
In the 2010-2011 season, the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that all persons aged 6 months and over receive the influenza vaccine. To better assess influenza vaccination coverage (1 or more doses) for each season, we reported coverage restricted to individuals interviewed during September through June, and vaccinated during August through May, using the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis procedure. Vaccination month was imputed when the child was reported to have been vaccinated but was missing the month and/or year of vaccination.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- CDC. Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2013–2014. MMWR 2013;62(No. RR-7):1-43.
- CDC. Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2012-13 Influenza Season. 2013 Sept [cited 2013 Dec 20].
- CDC. Surveillance of influenza vaccination coverage – United States, 2007-08 through 2011-12 influenza seasons. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 2013;62(4):1-28. [cited 2013 Dec 20].