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Activity Number: 656 - Using Unique Associations to Address Health Policy Questions
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Health Policy Statistics Section
Abstract #301829
Title: Disparities in Potentially Achievable Vaccination Coverage by Selected Socio-Demographic Factors Among Children in the United States
Author(s): Zhen Zhao* and Holly A. Hill and Laurie D. Elam-Evans and James A. Singleton
Companies: CDC and CDC and CDC and CDC
Keywords: disparities; potentially achievable; vaccination coverage; simultaneous administration; birth year cohort

Simultaneous administration of all age-appropriate vaccines is recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Previous studies have shown that if opportunities for vaccination had not been missed during vaccination visits, coverage among children in the United States could have reached the Healthy People 2020 target of 90% for several vaccines. Disparities in potentially achievable vaccination coverage by socio-demographic factors have not been investigated. We use a Kaplan-Meier model to estimate potentially achievable vaccination coverage by age 24 months with selected vaccines (4+DTaP, 4+PCV, and Hib-FS) by annual birth cohorts from 2005 through 2015 with data from the 2006 - 2017 National Immunization Survey-Child; calculate disparities in potentially achievable coverage by selected factors; and test the hypothesis that there is no significant differences between the disparities in potentially achievable and reported vaccination coverage by selected factors and over the annual birth years. The findings will evaluate the extent to which disparities could be reduced by implementing strategies to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination.

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