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QuickStats: Number of Vaccine Doses* Provided or Prescribed for Patients Aged <18 Years, by Vaccine and Setting --- United States, 2002--2003

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* Vaccines are from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule.

DTaP: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine; DTP: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine; Td: tetanus and diphtheria toxoids.

§ Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine.

Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

Childhood vaccines primarily are administered in physician offices. During 2002--2003, vaccines were administered during 1% of emergency department visits made by children aged <18 years; the majority of vaccines administered in emergency departments were tetanus related. In hospital outpatient departments, vaccines were administered during 9% of visits made by children aged <18 years.

SOURCE: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2002--2003. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/ahcd/ahcd1.htm.



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