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Immunizations for Adolescents

This HEDIS Measure

Assesses adolescents 13 years of age who had one dose of meningococcal vaccine and one Tdap vaccine or one tetanus, diphtheria toxoids vaccine (Td) by their 13th birthday.

So What?

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect adolescents against potential deadly diseases.1

Receiving recommended vaccinations is the best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases, including meningococcal meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).2,3 These are serious diseases that can cause breathing difficulties, heart problems, nerve damage, pneumonia, seizures and even death.4

References

  1. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. AdolescentVaccination.org. 2013. “10 Reasons to be Vaccinated.” http://adolescentvaccination.org/10-reasons
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Meningococcal Disease: Prevention.” http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/prevention.html
  3. March 8, 2012. “Protect Your Child at Every Age.” http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/vaccines-children.pdf
  4. 2014. “2014 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old.” http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf
tables
Meningococcal (MCV4)
  Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2015 76.0 67.5 74.8
2014 72.7 64.3 73.4
2013 69.5 60.6 71.9
2012 66.0 57.1 69.4
2011 61.9 51.4 63.2
2010 55.2 43.8 56.3
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (TDAP/TD)
  Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2015 85.6 77.5 83.4
2014 84.0 76.4 83.7
2013 81.5 73.0 83.6
2012 79.2 69.9 81.3
2011 77.0 65.4 75.8
2010 69.5 55.3 67.8
Adolescent Immunization Combination 1 (Meningococcal, TDAP/TD)
  Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2015 74.2 64.9 72.7
2014 70.8 61.9 71.4
2013 67.5 58.2 70.2
2012 63.7 54.3 67.2
2011 59.4 48.2 60.5
2010 51.6 39.4 52.2