CDC Report: National Immunization Survey (Teen) Summarizes Adolescent Vaccination Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released the 2016 National Immunization Survey-Teen report, which provides the latest estimates of adolescent vaccination rates in the United States. The following are key findings from the report:

  • Most parents are choosing to start the HPV vaccination series for their child.
  • The gap in HPV vaccination rates between boys and girls continues to narrow.
  • In 2016, 65 percent of girls received the first dose of HPV vaccine, and 56 percent of boys received the first dose of HPV vaccine.
  • Although most children are getting their first dose of HPV vaccine, many children are not completing the vaccination series.

View the report to learn more.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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