What Was Measured?

What percentage of children in the health plan received, by age two, the ten vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics?

These results are based on 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 measles, tetanus, hepatitis B 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

Click here to compare these California health plan scores to the top health plans nationwide.

Child Immunizations 2012 Edition

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

Child Immunizations

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 85%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 82%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 77%
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Western Health Advantage 76%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 74%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 73%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 70%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 69%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 83%*