Years Available
2006 to present
Mode of Collection
Sample survey: Telephone interview (cell only) to parents or guardians of adolescents aged 13-17 years followed by a mailed questionnaire to adolescents' immunization providers.
The National Immunization Surveys (NIS) are a group of telephone surveys used to monitor vaccination coverage among children and teens. The surveys are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (CDC, NCIRD) and conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). The NIS-Teen is a random-digit-dialing telephone survey of parents or guardians of teens ages 13 to 17 years, followed by a mailed survey to the teens' immunization providers. Data from the NIS-Teen are used to produce current, population-based, state, selected local areas and territorial estimates of vaccination coverage for all age-appropriate vaccinations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Teens are classified as being up to date based on the ACIP-recommended numbers of doses for each vaccine.
Population Covered
The target population for the NIS-Teen is persons ages 13 to 17 years living in non-institutionalized households in the United States at the time of the interview.