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Arkansas Immunization Rates

Immunization Recommendations

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 that preteens (11-12 years old) should receive:

  • one shot of Tdap*

  • one shot of a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY)*

  • a 2-shot series of HPV vaccine

*Required for 7th grade school entry

Vaccine Abbreviations:  

HPV = Human Papillomavirus

Tdap = Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis

MCV = meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Vaccinating A Child

For each birth group vaccinated with the routine immunization schedule:

33,000

LIVES SAVED

14 million

CASES OF DISEASE PREVENTED

$9.9 billion

IN HEALTH CARE COST REDUCTION

$33.4 billion

INDIRECT COSTS REDUCTION

How is Arkansas Doing?

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