Immunizations prevent serious contagious diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), mumps, measles, rubella, hepatitis B, polio, influenza, and chicken pox.
       
The table below shows the percentage of two-year-olds in each Minnesota HMO who were up-to-date on their immunizations for all of the diseases listed above, by type of insurance coverage.
       
       
 
Private Insurance
Medicaid
MinnesotaCare
Blue Plus
69.1%
61.3%
64.0%
First Plan
73.3%
36.8%
38.6%
Group Health
72.6%
NA
NA
HealthPartners
69.6%
50.9%
62.9%
Medica
70.2%
54.7%
57.9%
Metropolitan
NA
59.4%
NR*
Preferred One
65.8%
NA
NA
Sioux Valley
NR
NA
NA
UCare
NA
31.4%
26.8%
       
       
NA = Not applicable, no members enrolled in this type of coverage.
NR = Not reported.  An asterisk indicates there are not enough members who meet the definition to calculate this measure.
       
       
Results are not adjusted for differences in age, health status, region of residence, or difference in level of insurance coverage of health plan members.  For this reason, caution should be used in making direct comparisons across health plans and/or type of insurance coverage.
       
       
Data source: HMO reports to the Minnesota Department of Health for calendar year 2002.

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Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 08:51:45 CST