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Immunizations and American Indians/Alaska Natives

In 2014, 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.

  • In American Indian/Alaska Native adults aged 18 years and over were as 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 30 percent more likely to receive an HPV vaccine in 2014, as compared to non-Hispanic whites.

 

At a glance – Adults (Influenza):

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2013

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
60.9%
59.2%
1.0

Source: CDC 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 74.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and over who received the influenza (flu) shot, 2014-2015 season

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
67.9%
67.5%
1.0

Source: CDC 2015. Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season. Table 7 supplement.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1415estimates.htm

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2010

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
52.9%
63.6%
0.8

Source: CDC 2015. Health United States, 2014.  Table 75.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

 

At a glance – Adolescents (Hepatitis):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.9%
92.2%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (MMR):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 2 or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccination, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
94.1%
91.0%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (Tdap):

Percentage adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 1 or more doses of tetanus diphtheria booster or Tdap vaccination, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
86.1%
88.6%
1.0

 

At a glance - Adolescents (HPV):

Percentage of adolescents ages 13-17 years, who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2014 - Female

#doses
American
Indian/Alaska
Native Female
Non-Hispanic White Female
American Indian/Alaska
Native Female/Non-Hispanic White Female Ratio
1 or more
71.2
56.1
1.3
3 or more
39.4
37.5
1.1
3 dose series completion
55.4
70.0
0.8
Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2014 - Males

#doses
American
Indian/Alaska
Native Males
Non-Hispanic White Males
American Indian/Alaska
Native Males/Non-Hispanic White Males Ratio
1 or more
49.8%
36.4%
1.4
3 or more
26.3%
18.8%
1.4
3 dose series completion
57.7%
57.9%
1.0

Source: CDC 2015. Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2014. Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6429a3.htm

 

At a glance – 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) , 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.8%
94.7%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Hib):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) , 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.3%
92.6%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Hepatitis B):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
98.5%
90.7%
1.1

 

At a glance – Children (MMR):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
96.5%
91.2%
1.1

 

At a glance – Children (Polio):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses of polio, 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.8%
93.3%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Chicken Pox):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose varicella vaccine (chicken pox), 2014

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
95.7%
90.3%
1.1

 

At a glance – Children (Fully Immunized):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who are fully immunized , 2014 (4:3:1:3)

American Indian/Alaska Native
Non-Hispanic White
American Indian/Alaska
Native /Non-Hispanic White Ratio
--
72.6%
--

Source: CDC 2015. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2014. Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a1.htm

Last Modified: 9/15/2017 10:56:00 AM