About the adolescent immunizations data
These data tell us the percentage of Minnesotans ages 13 and 19 years who are up to date on recommended adolescent vaccines according to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). Data are available for the state and by county since 2018.
The adolescent immunization data can help with monitoring state- and county-level immunization coverage, and assessing progress towards national, state, and local coverage goals. The data can also help identify populations at risk for vaccine-preventable disease and encourage public health actions and policies aimed at increasing immunization.
The data cannot tell us why adolescents are not up to date on recommended vaccines or why adolescents have higher coverage for some vaccines as compared to others.
Data are based on vaccination records in MIIC, a confidential immunization information system. Immunization records in MIIC are submitted by participating health care providers.
- 2018 Data: Vaccination coverage among adolescents ages 13 and 19 years in MIIC. Includes adolescents born July 2004 through June 2005 who were up to date at age 13 years and adolescents born July 1998 through June 1999 who were up to date at age 19 years. Data analyzed as of July 2018.
- Health care provider participation in MIIC is voluntary. Although approximately 90 percent of Minnesota health care providers routinely submit immunization data to MIIC, they do not all submit every administered vaccine. They also do not all submit historical immunizations reported by patients.
- When someone moves out of Minnesota, their MIIC record may not be updated to reflect their move. MIIC may mistakenly count them as a resident who is not up to date on their immunizations.
- Immunization data exchange with border states is limited to Wisconsin and North Dakota. Vaccines received in Wisconsin and North Dakota by Minnesota residents are in MIIC, but there is no similar data exchange with South Dakota or Iowa at this time.
Use the IDEPC Comment Form or call 651-201-5414 to ask technical questions about the data.