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