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Background Information

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccine in the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1999 - 2001 and 2014 - 2016.

Highlights from the National Healthcare Disparities Report
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The sixth NHDR from HHS, mandated by the US Congress, 2008.

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19 - 35 Months, United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In 2017, coverage with most recommended vaccines among children aged 19 - 35 months remained stable and high, but was lower in more rural areas and among uninsured or Medicaid-insured children. A small but increasing proportion of children received no vaccines by age 24 months. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). October 12, 2018 / 67(40);1123–1128.  

Vaccines for Children Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded, CDC program that provides vaccines free of charge to children who can't afford them. VFC was created in 1993 as a new entitlement program to be a required by state Medicaid plans. Children who are eligible for VFC are entitled to receive the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

The Community Guide
Community Preventive Services Task Force

Strategies & Targeted Resources

Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
Community Preventive Services Task Force

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends interventions that reduce clients' out-of-pocket costs to increase vaccination rates among a variety of populations. It includes interventions for individual clinical settings, statewide programs, and national efforts.

Vaccine Reminder and Recalls
Community Preventive Services Task Force

CPSTF recommends client reminder and recall interventions to increase vaccination rates in children, adolescents, and adults.

Mobile Health Services: The Chicago CareVan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

This service provides a free mobile immunization clinic to children up to 18 years of age. The Chicago Care Van is a public/private partnership between CDPH and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Medical services are provided at Head Start programs, child care centers, schools, public housing sites, WIC centers, and at community events.

Mobile Health Services: The Texas Care Van Program
The Caring Foundation of Texas

This mobile clinic provides access to immunizations, oral care, and health education for uninsured and medically underserved children throughout Texas.