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For Adolescent Vaccines

According to the Healthy People initiative, vaccines are among the most cost-effective clinical preventive services and are a core component of any preventive services package. Childhood immunization programs provide a very high return on investment. For example, for each birth cohort vaccinated with the routine immunization schedule (this includes DTap, Td, Hib, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and varicella vaccines), society:

  • Saves 33,000 lives.

  • Prevents 14 million cases of disease.

  • Reduces direct health care costs by $9.9 billion.

  • Saves $33.4 billion in indirect costs.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends preteens and teens should get one shot of Tdap at age 11 or 12 years*; 11-12 year olds should get a single shot of a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine*; and all 11-12 year olds should get a 2-shot series of HPV vaccine. The maps below show how Arkansas preteens are doing. 

*Required for 7th grade school entry

Vaccine abbreviations:  HPV = Human Papillomavirus ; Tdap = Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis;  MCV = meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

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