Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Significant Increase in Children Who Receive All Recommended Vaccines

Proportion of children receiving all CDC recommended vaccines increases 12 percent over seven years – Variations exist in vaccine rates between states and cities – Skipped well-child visits contribute most to missed vaccinations

Chicago – Childhood vaccination rates climbed 12 percent among Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) young commercially insured members from 2010 through 2016, according to a new study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). Data show 69 percent of young BCBS members born in 2010 were up-to-date on their CDC-recommended vaccinations by the age of 2 years and 3 months compared to 77 percent of children born in 2013.  Read the full BCBSA press release.