Changes in Measurement of Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) Vaccination Coverage -- National Immunization Survey, United States, 2009

Santibanez, T. A.; Singleton, J. A.; Shefer, A.; Cohn, A.
August 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/27/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 33, p1069
The article focuses on the results of a 2009 National Immunization Survey (NIS) in the U.S. related to changes in measuring Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) vaccination coverage. It recalls that a new approach for measuring Hib vaccination coverage has been proposed which required vaccination providers to disclose data on Hib vaccine product types. A comparison of new measures shows that under the old method, 82.9% of children received full vaccination while under the new measurement, 92.9% received primary series and 56.9% were fully vaccinated.


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