This measures coverage of the 5-4-2-2-3 vaccine series for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, haemophilus influezae and hepatitis B. It is the Department's goal to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases by supporting age appropriate immunizations. The 5-4-2-2-3 vaccine series measures all five vaccinations and are required for entry into school.
In some cases, quarterly data has been annualized to provide a better comparison to prior fiscal years. Generally, measures that use percentages have been annualized. This prevents distortions in the quarterly data that may occur because of smaller populations sizes. Measures that show the numbers of incidents, activities or individuals reflect actual numbers for the quarter. This allows users to see progress from one quarter to the next towards identified goals.