Childhood immunizations: facts & figures

Percent of Minnesota children, age 24-35 months, immunized with:

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The percentage of children who have received recommended vaccinations is called the "coverage rate." In order to protect the population from vaccine-preventable disease, Healthy People 2020 Immunization and Infectious Diseases goals call for 90% coverage among young children for individual immunizations and 80% coverage for the complete childhood immunization series.

State-level immunization rates are also available from the CDC's National Immunization Survey (NIS). For more information on how childhood immunization rates from MIIC compare to NIS rates, see Childhood Immunization Coverage in Minnesota.

Recommended vaccinations*

Childhood series vaccines Recommended dose(s) by 19 months

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)

4

Polio

3

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

1

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

2-4**

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

3

Varicella (chickenpox)

1***

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

2-4**

Additional vaccines Recommended dose(s) by 19 months

Rotavirus

2-3**

Hepatitis A (Hep A)

2

Notes:

*Recommended by CDC (see Immunization Schedules for Health Care Providers). Some immunizations require additional vaccine doses later in childhood.

**Depending on factors including product type and age at first dose.

***Not indicated if child has had the disease.


Childhood immunization in Minnesota

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is a useful resource for monitoring immunization coverage rates in the state. This confidential, computerized system collects immunization records for Minnesota residents to help ensure correct and timely vaccinations. Childhood immunization rates for the state and each county are calculated based on the number of children in MIIC who have received the vaccinations of interest compared to the number of children in MIIC. Systematic, MIIC-based monitoring of childhood immunization began in 2010. Updated data are available annually in the summer.


Percent of Minnesota children immunized with the childhood series*

Notes: Data are for children ages 24-35 months. "Series" includes all seven vaccinations listed on this chart. Healthy People 2020 goals call for 90% coverage among young children for individual immunizations and 80% coverage for the series.

*MIIC-based immunizations rates.

**In 2015, there was a change in methodology for calculating up-to-date rates. Please see What is the source of the data? for more information.

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In 2015, 59% of Minnesota children ages 24-35 months received vaccinations in the childhood immunization series. While Minnesota children got close to the Healthy People 2020 goal of a 90% coverage rate for some individual childhood vaccinations, the coverage rate for the full childhood series is below the 80% goal. Since vaccine-preventable diseases are often more serious in young children, increasing these rates are important.

It is important to note that there was a nationwide shortage of Hib immunization from December 2007 to September 2009. This shortage reduced immunization percentages for Hib and the childhood series in the 2010 MIIC data.


Percent of Minnesota children with additional recommended immunizations*

Notes: Data are for children ages 24-35 months.

*Rotavirus and Hepatitis A are not currently part of the childhood immunization series.

**In 2015, there was a change in methodology for calculating up-to-date rates. Please see What is the source of the data? for more information.

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This graph shows the percent of Minnesota children ages 24-35 months who received recommended doses of rotavirus and hepatitis A vaccine according to MIIC records. These vaccines are not included in the childhood immunization series. According to MIIC, over two-thirds of Minnesota children received recommended doses of rotavirus vaccine. A third of Minnesota children are immunized with hepatitis A vaccine.

Coverage rates for Hepatitis A and rotavirus vaccines fall below the Healthy People 2020 target rate of 85% and 80%, respectively. Since vaccine-preventable diseases are often more serious in young children, increasing these rates is important.

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Childhood Immunizations Series*

Region 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Minnesota 59.0 60.6 60.2 60.5 56.5 33.2
Aitkin County 64.4 68.5 53.9 50.3 42.7 30.7
Anoka County 57.3 59.8 60.1 59.2 59.7 35.6
Becker County 61.8 65.5 62.9 64.4 55.4 43.2
Beltrami County 62.2 59.4 60.8 56.0 50.9 33.0
Benton County 65.4 69.2 67.3 60.5 53.5 28.5
Big Stone County 77.6 66.7 75.4 75.0 82.0 50.0
Blue Earth County 79.3 78.1 81.4 78.5 70.6 39.0
Brown County 79.9 81.5 73.9 75.5 73.9 51.6
Carlton County 67.3 58.9 49.9 54.8 53.7 34.0
Carver County 35.6 35.6 59.9 69.3 60.5 28.2
Cass County 47.4 51.8 53.5 57.0 44.3 28.6
Chippewa County 62.4 62.8 70.1 66.5 65.6 38.1
Chisago County 70.1 63.5 64.5 51.4 42.4 31.5
Clay County 63.6 58.2 62.9 67.5 64.4 39.2
Clearwater County 58.5 62.0 42.4 56.1 41.2 32.2
Cook County 62.2 54.9 60.4 52.9 50.0 29.2
Cottonwood County 55.3 53.6 50.7 56.4 40.9 26.8
Crow Wing County 60.4 65.8 59.7 60.7 52.8 25.5
Dakota County 62.2 62.9 59.1 60.4 56.6 32.0
Dodge County 72.6 67.3 79.6 74.1 68.0 32.1
Douglas County 48.0 56.4 66.2 69.4 64.3 36.2
Faribault County 71.0 69.2 70.3 67.5 65.3 37.9
Fillmore County 49.4 52.8 60.9 57.0 60.2 36.6
Freeborn County 69.8 69.3 65.5 65.5 58.9 34.0
Goodhue County 52.5 67.7 68.1 52.3 52.6 32.7
Grant County 59.7 43.5 59.5 68.2 56.2 42.7
Hennepin County 52.2 57.8 58.6 59.8 54.0 31.5
Houston County 73.6 71.3 75.7 58.1 66.5 28.4
Hubbard County 60.3 55.8 61.2 55.5 56.4 29.3
Isanti County 61.2 64.2 59.3 51.3 51.5 29.2
Itasca County 69.1 67.2 62.8 65.3 51.9 21.3
Jackson County 67.5 63.5 67.6 58.6 53.8 33.6
Kanabec County 63.1 65.4 57.8 49.7 55.1 28.6
Kandiyohi County 69.4 66.2 72.0 71.0 70.2 38.2
Kittson County 58.1 73.1 67.9 63.3 60.9 48.1
Koochiching County 66.7 71.3 47.0 35.5 49.6 47.2
Lac Qui Parle County 81.0 73.8 71.4 82.4 76.9 55.4
Lake County 54.8 42.7 46.4 56.0 57.4 43.2
Lake Of The Woods County 60.0 55.9 59.3 53.3 57.6 40.9
Le Sueur County 69.7 68.0 69.7 63.5 63.8 32.2
Lincoln County 71.6 67.3 69.5 78.6 58.3 37.9
Lyon County 75.4 72.1 78.1 72.6 68.2 35.0
Mahnomen County 53.9 59.7 58.3 66.7 54.2 51.9
Marshall County 80.2 59.0 73.7 72.9 66.1 36.8
Martin County 55.1 48.2 50.0 46.1 43.6 46.2
Mcleod County 59.5 59.7 67.0 69.2 63.5 39.6
Meeker County 62.4 59.4 63.6 60.1 58.3 38.4
Mille Lacs County 59.3 61.3 62.3 58.0 40.9 31.4
Morrison County 69.6 69.4 69.9 68.7 61.1 27.0
Mower County 71.1 72.6 64.3 54.6 53.8 38.0
Murray County 73.3 54.4 57.7 66.3 56.0 42.4
Nicollet County 80.7 76.6 79.8 78.1 74.9 44.3
Nobles County 65.2 63.3 67.4 61.6 61.1 25.6
Norman County 51.1 52.4 53.8 68.0 63.1 32.3
Olmsted County 65.8 66.3 73.1 72.5 69.5 38.0
Otter Tail County 53.1 54.4 54.6 55.2 58.6 42.2
Pennington County 60.8 74.4 74.2 74.7 55.9 34.0
Pine County 56.8 61.5 52.5 58.3 54.4 29.9
Pipestone County 64.4 64.8 65.2 74.1 63.9 34.1
Polk County 63.6 68.5 68.0 62.7 57.8 37.5
Pope County 53.4 54.1 60.3 72.1 61.4 43.2
Ramsey County 56.3 54.6 48.3 50.0 49.3 32.8
Red Lake County 62.5 63.5 73.9 71.7 57.8 26.2
Redwood County 83.4 75.1 76.6 74.1 72.0 37.3
Renville County 65.5 68.4 72.1 70.0 70.2 38.8
Rice County 64.4 62.3 60.6 60.0 62.9 43.8
Rock County 67.5 69.2 52.2 64.6 56.4 36.0
Roseau County 48.2 63.0 66.2 65.7 52.7 26.6
Scott County 61.7 55.1 64.3 63.4 59.7 31.5
Sherburne County 66.7 63.1 67.3 64.9 57.4 29.8
Sibley County 49.7 55.0 63.9 67.4 58.8 43.9
St Louis County 61.6 55.1 53.0 57.6 57.6 36.9
Stearns County 62.7 66.0 59.4 56.7 53.8 27.7
Steele County 71.4 71.5 73.4 64.3 48.9 30.3
Stevens County 65.5 73.2 71.8 70.9 70.6 39.8
Swift County 62.0 67.5 73.8 71.4 66.9 54.1
Todd County 40.6 31.4 45.8 54.0 41.1 28.6
Traverse County 50.0 67.9 58.6 63.0 66.7 41.0
Wabasha County 64.2 61.1 72.4 68.4 65.3 33.0
Wadena County 36.6 38.7 54.7 57.4 43.5 27.7
Waseca County 79.5 78.4 80.5 77.6 66.5 42.0
Washington County 67.8 65.9 54.1 56.3 55.4 31.8
Watonwan County 74.2 73.4 70.8 68.4 57.0 29.8
Wilkin County 60.9 54.7 65.3 62.3 54.1 30.0
Winona County 64.2 65.7 66.6 60.5 45.7 24.5
Wright County 49.4 58.2 60.3 63.7 59.0 32.1
Yellow Medicine County 59.7 62.8 67.8 72.6 72.5 39.6

*Rotavirus and Hepatitis A are not currently part of the childhood immunization series. Data are for children ages 24-35 months.

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