Immunizations are vital to public health across the United States. Higher immunization rates protect vulnerable children who are too young to vaccinated, and people with chronic diseases who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons. However, because immunization rates vary from state to state, some communities have experienced preventable disease outbreaks.
The AAFP has developed a web-based map that displays immunization rates and exemption laws in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. In addition, our searchable IIS Registry database provides state-by-state regulations for immunization registries across the U.S. These tools provide immunization data that can help family physicians identify populations that may be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and pertussis (whooping cough), determine what additional resources and/or programs are needed to increase immunization rates, determine how immunization exemptions affect their state immunization rates, and advocate for stronger immunization legislation in their communities.
Our interactive tool can help family physicians identify populations at risk of diseases that are preventable with vaccines.
Access state-by state information on IIS registry regulations across the U.S., as well as state registry contact information.
Exemptions from vaccines can prevent states from meeting population immunization thresholds. Use the information provided by the AAFP to advocate for stronger legislation against immunization exemptions.
The development of these tools is supported by the AAFP Foundation through a grant from Sanofi Pasteur.