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Teenage Immunizations

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Teenage Immunizations

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 74% Horizontal bar, 74 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 64% Horizontal bar, 64 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 59% Horizontal bar, 59 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 56% Horizontal bar, 56 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 55% Horizontal bar, 55 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 53% Horizontal bar, 53 units
PacifiCare of California 53% Horizontal bar, 53 units
Western Health Advantage 38% Horizontal bar, 38 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of adolescents enrolled in the HMO received, by age 13, the recommended measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chicken pox and Hepatitis B vaccinations?

Why Is It Important?

Teenagers need shots, also called vaccines or immunizations, to protect them from serious diseases, like measles, tetanus, hepatitis B and meningitis. Even if they had shots as a child, they still need booster shots for continued protection. Good care includes sending reminders when your children need the shots and making it easy to get the shots.