Status: Target met or exceeded

Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
1.3 percent (2015)

1.3 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

1.3 percent of children born in 2015 had received 0 doses of recommended vaccinations by their 2nd birthday

Reduce the proportion of children who receive 0 doses of recommended vaccines by age 2 years

Target-Setting Method
Maintain the baseline


Thanks to vaccines, rates of many serious diseases have decreased dramatically in recent decades. But some children still don’t get any vaccines by age 2 years, and outbreaks of measles, mumps, and pertussis still happen in the United States. Strategies to address parents’ concerns about vaccines may help reduce the proportion of children who don’t get vaccinated.