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Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices
(information provided by CDC). Although improvements have occurred over the past decade, patterns of disparity have persisted between state-level coverage levels and the levels in major metropolitan areas (see Table 1–5). A recent and troubling development is that coverage levels in a few cities (most notably Houston and Chicago) have begun to decline
TABLE 1–5 Estimated Vaccination Coverage of 4:3:1:3a Among Children 19–35 Months of Age by Selected Geographic Areas— United States, National Immunization Survey, 1995–1999
a4:3:1:3=four or more doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine; three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine; one or more doses of a measles-containing vaccine; and three or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine,
bFirst two quarters of 1999 and last two quarters of 1998.