Increase Child, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Rates
The Monona County Community Alliance Steering Committee has also endorsed increasing childhood, adolescent and adult immunization rates in Monona County. The national goal is to have all children (age birth through 12), adolescents (age 13-18) and adults (all people age 19 and over) immunized at 90%. Per the Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS), Monona County Immunization rates as of year-end 2011 are as follows:
Childhood Vaccines Documented in IRIS: 2-year olds up to date with 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hib, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella and 4 PCV: 55%
Adolescent Vaccines Documented in IRIS:
13-15 year olds up to date with 3 Hep B, 1 Meningitis, 2 MMR, 1 Tdap and 2 Varicella vaccines: 30% 13-15 year old females up to date with 3 HPV (human pappiloma virus) vaccines: 23% 13-15 year olds up to date with 3 Hep B vaccines: 91% 13-15 year olds up to date with 1 Meningitis vaccine: 42% 13-15 year olds up to date with 2 MMR vaccines: 81% 13-15 year olds up to date with 1 Td or Tdap vaccine: 55% 13-15 year olds up to date with 2 Varicella vaccines: 49%
Children and Adolescents Vaccinated with Flu Vaccine Documented in IRIS: Chldren 6 months through 18 years who are up to date with flu vaccine: 45%
Adult Vaccines Documented in IRIS: Adults over age 18 vaccinated with Flu vaccine: 25% Adults over age 18 vaccinated with 1 Tdap vaccine: 10% Adults over age 59 with 1 dose of Zoster vaccine: 0% Adults over age 64 with 1 dose of Pneumococcal: 9%
Based on the above data, the MCCA Steering Committee is collaborating with the The Monona County Board of Health, local physicians' offices, hospital, and nursing homes in the County to try to increase the number of childhood, adolescent and adult immunizations that are given to our residents, and are in turn documented in the state immunization registry. The overall goal is to increase awareness of the benefits of preventing death and disease through safe and effective vaccinations.