The graph displays two performance measures and groups of children in the WIC program:

Statewide Immunization Campaign, 2002-2007, full description in the table below.

Tabular version of Chart "Statewide Immunization Campaign, 2002-2007" by Statewide Percent

Quarter 3:2:2 Series < Age 2* 4:3:3:1 Series < Age 3
FY03-Q2 81.08% 64.61%
FY03-Q3 82.26% 66.16%
FY03-Q4 82.63% 67.44%
FY04-Q1 83.28% 69.30%
FY04-Q2 83.95% 71.16%
FY04-Q3 83.79% 72.88%
FY04-Q4 82.81% 75.47%
FY05-Q1 86.78% 76.38%
FY05-Q2 88.40% 77.98%
FY05-Q3 90.18% 80.51%
FY05-Q4 89.91% 80.51%
FY06-Q1 89.93% 80.74%
FY06-Q2 89.99% 80.31%
FY06-Q3 90.12% 81.18%
FY06-Q4 89.98% 80.93%
FY07-Q1 86.24% 79.86%
FY07-Q2 85.18% 78.94%
FY07-Q3 84.95% 79.24%
FY07-Q4 85.30% 79.87%

*Note: Beginning in the first quarter of 2007, the 3:2:2 series report was modified to allow the WIC and FCM programs to use the same age range criteria of 12 to 18 months.

  • The line labeled "3:2:2" shows the proportion of children between 12 and 18 months of age who were active in the WIC program and had received:
    • 3 doses of diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine;
    • 2 doses of oral polio vaccine; and
    • 2 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine.
  • The line labeled "4:3:3:1" shows the proportion of children between 24 and 36 months of age who had received:
    • 4 doses of diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine;
    • 3 doses of oral polio vaccine;
    • 3 doses of Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine; and
    • 1 dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

The Surgeon General of the United States made childhood immunization a national health objective in 1990 and selected it as one of the leading indicators of child health. The current national goal is 90 percent by the year 2010.

President Clinton launched a national initiative for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase the proportion of WIC-eligible children who were fully immunized. In response, the IDHS and the IDPH launched the WIC Immunization campaign in 2002.

In 7 years, the proportion of fully-immunized one-year-olds (3:2:2) increased from 70 percent to 85 percent and the proportion of fully immunized two-year-olds (4:3:3:1) increased from 56 percent to 80 percent.

The WIC Immunization Initiative is improving the state's performance in ensuring that all two-year-olds are fully immunized.