Immunizations for Adolescents
This HEDIS Measure
Assesses adolescents 13 years of age who had one dose of meningococcal vaccine, one Tdap vaccine and the complete human papillomavirus vaccine series by their 13th birthday.
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, pertussis (whooping cough) and human papillomavirus. These are serious diseases that can cause breathing difficulties, heart problems, nerve damage, pneumonia, seizures, cancer—and even death.2
1. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. 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
Note: The HPV rate that was added to the IMA measure was previously a separate measure in HEDIS. The HPV vaccine was added to the IMA measure in HEDIS 2017 as a separate rate. It is not a new measure for HEDIS 2017, but is a new rate collected for the IMA measure, which now includes males and females. HPV rates in HEDIS 2017 are not trendable.