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Immunizations and American Indians/Alaska Natives

In 2016, American Indian/Alaska Native children received the recommended doses of vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, Hib, polio, and chicken pox at the same rate as non-Hispanic White children.

  • American Indian/Alaska Native adults aged 18 years and over 10 percent less likely as their non-Hispanic white counterparts to have received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native adolescent females were 10 percent more likely to receive an HPV vaccine in 2017, as compared to non-Hispanic whites.

 

Adults (Influenza):

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2015

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
39.3%
59.2%
1.0

Source: CDC 2017. Health United States, 2016. Table 68.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf [PDF | 11.14MB]

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who received the influenza (flu) shot, 2016-2017 season

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
56.8%
66.6%
0.9

Source: CDC 2018. Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2016-17 Influenza Season. Table 7 supplement.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1617estimates.htm

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2015

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
60.3%
68.1%
0.9

Source: CDC 2017. Health United States, 2016.  Table 69.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf [PDF | 11.14MB]

 

Adolescents (Hepatitis):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2017

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
82.1%
92.4%
0.9

 

Adolescents (MMR):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 2 or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccination, 2017

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
85.3%
92.6%
0.9

 

Adolescents (Tdap):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 1 or more doses of tetanus diphtheria booster or Tdap vaccination, 2017

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
84.1%
89.7%
0.9

 

Adolescents (HPV):

Percentage of adolescents ages 13-17 years, who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2017

American
Indian/Alaska
Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Male
61.1
56.7
1.1
Female
59.4
63.6
0.9
Total
60.2
60.0
1.0

Source: CDC 2018. Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2017. Supplementary Table 1.
https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/58073

 

Children (DTaP):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) , 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-HispanicWhite Ratio
83.5%
84.8%
1.0

 

Children (Hib):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) , 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.6%
93.8%
1.0

 

Children (Hepatitis B):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.0%
91.3%
1.0

 

Children (MMR):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.3%
91.6%
1.0

 

Children (Polio):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses of polio, 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.4%
92.5%
1.0

 

Children (Chicken Pox):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose varicella vaccine (chicken pox), 2016

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.9%
90.8%
1.0

 

Children (Fully Immunized):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who are fully immunized , 2016 (4:3:1:3)

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
68.5%
72.2%
0.9

Source: CDC 2017. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2016. Table 2.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6643a3.htm

Last Modified: 11/5/2018 9:25:00 PM