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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Jun 29; 50(25):532-7.MM

Abstract

Annual influenza epidemics have resulted in an average of >18,000 deaths and 48,000 pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations among older persons in the United States (1). In 1998, an estimated 3400 older persons died from bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia, a common complication of influenza, or from other forms of invasive pneumococcal disease (2). A 2000 national health objective included increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels to > or = 60% among noninstitutionalized, high-risk persons, including those aged > or = 65 years (3). To assess progress toward this objective, data were analyzed from the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for persons aged > or = 65 years. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that prevalence of influenza vaccination during the 1998-99 influenza season exceeded the objective nationally and in 48 of 52 reporting areas; however, influenza vaccination levels may have reached a plateau. Prevalence among older persons who had ever received pneumococcal vaccination exceeded the national objective in only eight states. To reach the 2010 national objective of > or = 90% influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among this population, new strategies and additional resources to implement adult vaccination activities may be needed.

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eng

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11446571

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 50, no. 25, 2001, pp. 532-7.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001;50(25):532-7.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2001). Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 50(25), 532-7.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Jun 29;50(25):532-7. PubMed PMID: 11446571.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 1999. A1 - ,, PY - 2001/7/12/pubmed PY - 2001/7/13/medline PY - 2001/7/12/entrez SP - 532 EP - 7 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep VL - 50 IS - 25 N2 - Annual influenza epidemics have resulted in an average of >18,000 deaths and 48,000 pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations among older persons in the United States (1). In 1998, an estimated 3400 older persons died from bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia, a common complication of influenza, or from other forms of invasive pneumococcal disease (2). A 2000 national health objective included increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels to > or = 60% among noninstitutionalized, high-risk persons, including those aged > or = 65 years (3). To assess progress toward this objective, data were analyzed from the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for persons aged > or = 65 years. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that prevalence of influenza vaccination during the 1998-99 influenza season exceeded the objective nationally and in 48 of 52 reporting areas; however, influenza vaccination levels may have reached a plateau. Prevalence among older persons who had ever received pneumococcal vaccination exceeded the national objective in only eight states. To reach the 2010 national objective of > or = 90% influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among this population, new strategies and additional resources to implement adult vaccination activities may be needed. SN - 0149-2195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11446571/Influenza_and_pneumococcal_vaccination_levels_among_persons_aged_>_or_=_65_years__United_States_1999_ L2 - http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5025a2.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -