Immunizations for Adolescents (IMA)

The percentage of adolescents 13 years of age who had one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine and one tetanus diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, and completed the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series by their 13th birthday.

The measure calculates a rate for each vaccine and two combination rates.

Why it Matters?

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect adolescent against potentially deadly diseases.¹ Receiving recommended vaccinations is the best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases, including meningococcal meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and human papillomavirus. These are serious diseases that can cause breathing diseases, heart problems, nerve damage, pneumonia, seizures, cancer– and even death.²

Results

MENINGOCOCCAL (MCV4) 
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 78.6 72.4 77.4 -- --
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
2016 87.0 81.6 84.9 -- --
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 -- --
HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE FOR ADOLESCENTS 
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 16.7 13.9 22.7 -- --
ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION COMBINATION 1 (MENINGOCOCCAL, TDAP/TD) 
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 77.0 70.3 75.1 -- --
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 -- --
ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION COMBINATION 2 (MENINGOCOCCAL, TDAP/TD, HPV) 
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 15.5 12.6 20.8 -- --

References

  1. National Foundation for Infectious Disease. AdolescentVaccination.org. 2013. “10 Reasons to be Vaccinated.”http://adolescentvaccination.org/10-reasons
  2. CDC. 2017. “2017 Recommended IMmunizations for Children 7-18 Years Old.” https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf

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