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Activity Number: 474 - SPEED: Infectious Disease, Environmental Epidemiology, and Diet
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #327180 Presentation
Title: Trends of Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations, United States, 2010-2016
Author(s): Pengjun Lu* and Mei-Chuan Hung and Alissa O'Halloran and Helen Ding and Walter Williams and James Singleton
Companies: CDC/NCIRD/ISD/AB and CDC and CDC and CDC and CDC and CDC
Keywords: influenza vaccination; HCP; Coverage; disparity

Annual influenza vaccination is an effective strategy for preventing influenza. We analyzed data from the 2010-2016 National Health Interview Survey using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis to estimate the cumulative proportion of persons reporting vaccination in each of the 2010-11 through 2015-16 seasons, for persons ages ?18, 18-49, 50-64, and ?65 years, health care personnel (HCP), and pregnant women (2012-13 through 2015-16 seasons). We compared vaccination coverage by race/ethnicity within each group. Vaccination coverage among adults ?18 years increased from 38.1% in 2010-11 to 43.4% in 2015-16, with an average increase of 1.0 percentage point annually. From the 2010-11 through 2015-16 seasons, coverage was stable for adults ?65 years, and increased by 2.7-9.0 percentage points for all other subgroups examined. Coverage in 2015-16 was 70.4% for adults >65 years, 46.4% for 50-64 years, 32.3% for 18-49 years, 64.8% for HCP, and 50.3% for pregnant women. Among adults ?18 years for the 2015-16 season, coverage was significantly lower among non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic whites. Targeted efforts are needed to improve coverage and reduce disparities.

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