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IID-12.3 Data Details

IID-12.3 Increase the percentage of children aged 5 to 12 years who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
25.8 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Number of children aged 5 to 12 years who receive 1 dose influenza vaccine during the most recent influenza season
Children aged 5 to 12 years at the time of the interview. Only interviews conducted from March through August of the data year are included.
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

This measure tracks the number of children aged 5 to 12 years who receive 1 dose influenza vaccine within last flu season.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends two doses of influenza vaccine when needed for children 6 months to 8 years of age. However, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) does not ask about more than one dose for children less than 9 years of age, nor does it ask about prior season vaccinations (this would be required to determine if two doses were indicated for the current season).

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, objectives IID-12.1 through 12.4 objectives were consolidated and revised to IID-12.11.