Coverage Estimates for School Entry Vaccinations

Each year, grantees receiving immunization funds are required to assess the vaccination status of children in kindergarten. The vast majority of states review the vaccination records of every child. The remaining states review records from a sample of children. In most cases immunization program staff, local health department personnel or school nurses review the vaccination information for each student. Subsequently these findings are reported to CDC. The data in the following tables consist of the information as reported by the grantees. It should be noted that the exemption data is non-specific; it does not indicate whether the exemption was for one vaccine, a required vaccine dose, or for all required vaccines. Vaccination and exemption status may not have been reported for each surveyed child as some children may have been in the process of obtaining required vaccines as allowed by local policy
2002-2003 School Year

National Estimates (US States and District of Columbia)
  Kindergarten First Grade
Vaccine Cov % # Grantees Cov % # Grantees
 Polio     97.14% 19
 DTaP     97.03% 19
 MMR     96.34% 14
 Measles     97.38% 10
 Mumps     97.82% 7
 Rubella     97.64% 10
 Hep B     96.45% 14
 Varicella     97.20% 6

US Territories Estimates
  Kindergarten First Grade
Vaccine Cov % # Grantees Cov % # Grantees
 Polio     93.92% 3
 DTaP     92.69% 3
 MMR     93.84% 3
 Measles     0
 Mumps     0
 Rubella     0
 Hep B     94.86% 3
 Varicella     85.99% 1

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