The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is made up of medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the U.S. The recommendations are summarized in an immunization schedule defining the type of vaccination and the age at which it should be administered. This goal is tracked by measuring the percent of Fulton County health clinic clients age 19 to 36 months who have received all vaccinations according to the ACIP schedule. Vaccinations recommended in the first 3 years include Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Polio, Rubella, Influenza, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, rubella and Tetanus.
This measure tracks the percentage of children in Fulton County who live below poverty level as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. A child is considered to be living in poverty if the child's family has a total income below a threshold value determined by the size of the family and the number of children in the family. For example, the threshold for a family of four made up of two adults and two children under 18 years was $24,339 in 2016. The threshold for a family with more children is higher while the threshold for two adults with no children is lower.