Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Immunizations

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The re-emergence of vaccine preventable diseases, such as whooping cough, have placed immunizations back in the news. Immunization rates for children in the North Central Valley Region (includes Sacramento County) are slightly lower than what is achieved statewide.

 

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Why is this important?

  • Children who are not immunized are at risk for contracting preventable diseases, many of which have serious post-infection consequences including blindness, deafness, mental retardation, and death.
  • The baseline for “fully immunized” is 4:3:1 (DTP, Polio, and MMR by 24 months).

How are we doing?

  • The North Central Valley Region (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Sacramento Counties) has the lowest full immunization rate in California.
  • In the North Central Valley Region more than one-quarter (28%) of children have not been fully immunized by age 2. 

 

Data Source: California Department of Public Health Kindergarten Retrospective Survey 2010

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 17:34  
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