Status: Baseline only
Increase the vaccination coverage level of 4 doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine among children by age 2 years
Baseline: 80.7 percent of children born in 2015 received 4 or more doses of DTaP by their 2nd birthday
Target: 90.0 percent
Young children need to get all 4 doses of the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis) vaccine. But since the 1980s, the number of pertussis cases has increased in the United States. Partnerships between community organizations, local governments, and vaccination providers are key to increasing DTaP vaccination rates in young children.