What was measured?
What percentage of medical group members who are adolescents 13 years of age had two key vaccinations by their 13th birthday?
Why is it important?
Vaccines, also called shots or immunizations, are one of the safest and most effective ways to protect your young teen from getting or spreading potentially serious diseases. Despite all of the benefits of vaccines, not all young teens receive the vaccines they need. Some vaccines are required for entry into middle schools or junior high schools in California.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Score: 91.88 percent
State Median: 63.38 percent
Information courtesy of the California Office of the Patient Advocate, 2014-15 edition.