Immunization is the process by which a person's immune system becomes fortified agains an agent (known as the immunogen). It is the primary defense against some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases known. It is particularly important to vaccinate children to prevent them from contracting or spreading serious diseases. These data are the result of public and private school reports indicating the immunization and exemption status of all children enrolled in kindergarten (KG) and seventh (7th) grade, as required by section 1 003.22(8), Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code Rule 64D-3.046.
Monitoring vaccination levels helps reduce vaccine-preventable diseases by improving vaccination coverage among school-age children. It emphasizes importance of vaccination and compliance with state vaccination requirements among children enrolled in kindergarten and 7th grade.
In 2022, the percentage of Immunization Levels in Kindergarten in Alachua County was 91.5 compared to Florida at 91.7. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are more Immunization Levels in Kindergarten in about half of the counties, and less in about one quarter of the counties.
The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Immunization Levels in Kindergarten, Percent of Kindergarten Students Enrolled, 2022
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Immunization Levels in Kindergarten, Percentage of Kindergarten Students Enrolled, Single Year