Objectives, Targets, and Indicators

Objectives, targets, and indicators are science-based goals for adolescent vaccination coverage geared toward reducing illness and death from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020)External
Every 10 years, Healthy People provides science-based national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The HP 2020 objective IID-11 includes specific targets on increasing adolescent vaccination coverage.

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information SetExternal (HEDIS)

HEDIS measures are tools used by health plans to measure performance on health care and service indicators. The Immunizations for AdolescentsCdc-pdfExternal  HEDIS measure reports receipt of all recommended vaccines (Tdap, MenACWY, and HPV) for female and male adolescents.

Page last reviewed: August 24, 2017