What Was Measured?

What percentage of adolescents in the health plan who received, by age 13, a vaccine for meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, which is an upper respiratory infection, and pertussis (whooping cough)?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Shots, also called vaccines or immunizations, are an easy and proven way to protect your children from serious illness. Without the recommended series of shots, children can die from diseases like tetanus and meningitis. Good care includes sending reminders when your children need the shots and making it easy to get the shots.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Immunizations for Early Teens 2012 Edition

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Immunizations for Early Teens

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 63%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 55%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 48%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 48%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 47%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 47%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 47%
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Western Health Advantage 43%
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CIGNA HMO No report due to incomplete data
Score for top health plans nationwide 71%*