What are we measuring?
This measure tracks the number of children receiving services through Fulton’s Health Clinics who are adequately immunized according to guidelines established by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The Nursing Division provides routine childhood vaccinations (including DTap, Td, Hib, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and varicella vaccines) in accordance with the ACIP immunization schedule (see below).
Why are we measuring it?
The Department of Health and Wellness provides routine childhood immunizations including DTap, Td, Hib, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and varicella vaccines. A child without immunizations affects not only the health of the child, but could affect the health of the community:
Children who are not immunized can transmit vaccine-preventable diseases throughout the community.
Unvaccinated people can pass viruses and bacteria on to babies who are too young to be fully immunized.
Unvaccinated people pose a threat to children and adults who can’t be immunized for medical reasons.
How are we doing?
The annual target for this measure is 90%. Since 2016, the Nursing Division has exceeded this target and ensured that 95% of children who sought services at Fulton County clinics were immunized