Childhood immunization rate

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Definitions: The percentage of children aged 24-35 months who have received the recommended vaccine series
(4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 HepB, 3 HIB, 1 Varicella, and 4 Pneumococcal) by their second birthday.
The numerator is the number of children aged 24-35 months old who meet visit criteria (those who have had at least two visits to the surveyed provider in the past year, and at least 3 lifetime visits to the provider) and have received the complete 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series by their second birthday.
The denominator is the number of children aged 24-35 months who have had at least two visits to the surveyed provider in the past year, and at least 3 lifetime visits to the provider.

Data Source: NM Department of Health Immunization Program Vaccines for Children (VFC) Provider Immunization Coverage Surveys (CASA method);
ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/view/Immun431331CASA.Cnty.html.
Data for 2014 are the most recent available from the New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS); dataset last updated by IBIS on September 16, 2016.  

Footnotes: Immunization coverage surveys were conducted at offices of selected Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers.  VFC is a national program administered through CDC to ensure that all children 0-18 years of age are eligible to receive recommended vaccines regardless of their family's ability to pay for them.
Reliable county data were not available (NA) for all NM counties.

Updated December 2017.