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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017

Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90% to 94%, nearly meeting the Healthy People 2020 goal of 95% coverage.

“In 2016, 55 jurisdictions in 49 states and six cities in the United States used immunization information systems to collect and manage immunization data and support vaccination providers and immunization programs,” Neil Murthy, MD, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “To monitor progress toward achieving [immunization information systems (IIS)] program goals, CDC surveys jurisdictions through an annual self-administered IIS Annual Report.”

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