About the National Data


Baseline: 80.7 percent of children born in 2015 received 4 or more doses of DTaP by their 2nd birthday

Target: 90.0 percent

Number of children receiving at least 4 doses of the combination of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis antigens by age 2 years (prior to the day of the child's 2nd year birthday).
Number of children born during a calendar year (estimated from NIS-Child data collected during the subsequent 3 years).
Target-setting method

Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Target-setting method details
Target-setting method justification
The target was selected to align with Vaccines for Children, Section 1928 of the Social Security Act, Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Vaccine Recommendations immunization schedule for children, and the Immunization Program Operations Manual. This target helps to ensure effective levels of immunization among children to help control these vaccine-preventable diseases. To be fully effective among young children, four doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine are recommended, with the final dose given during ages 15-18 months.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective IID-7.1 in that objective IID-7.1 tracked DTaP vaccinations among children aged 19 to 35 months, while this objective tracks DTaP vaccinations among children by age 2 years and is measured using birth-cohort specific weights.