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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002 Nov 15; 51(45):1019-24.MM

Abstract

Two vaccine-preventable diseases, influenza and pneumococcal disease, contribute to the mortality of older persons in the United States. Influenza caused an average of 20,000 deaths per year during influenza epidemics in the United States from 1969 to 1996; persons aged > or = 65 years accounted for approximately 90% of these deaths. Pneumococcal disease caused approximately 3,400 deaths among persons aged > or = 65 years in the United States in 1998. National health objectives for 2010 include increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels to > or = 90% among persons aged > or = 65 years (objective nos. 14.29a and 14.29b, respectively). To assess progress toward achieving these objectives, CDC analyzed data from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the results, which indicate that the estimated point prevalences of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination were <80% among persons aged > or = 65 years in all reporting areas. Influenza vaccination levels during 2000-2001 decreased from 1998-1999 levels in 27 of 52 reporting areas; pneumococcal vaccination prevalence increased a median of 7 percentage points from 1999 to 2001. Continued efforts are needed to increase the proportion of older adults who receive influenza and pneumococcal vaccines; health-care providers should offer pneumococcal vaccine all year and should continue to offer influenza vaccine during December and throughout the influenza season, even after influenza activity has been documented in the community.

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Journal Article

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eng

PubMed ID

12458918

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 51, no. 45, 2002, pp. 1019-24.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002;51(45):1019-24.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2002). Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 51(45), 1019-24.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Levels Among Persons Aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2002 Nov 15;51(45):1019-24. PubMed PMID: 12458918.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels among persons aged > or = 65 years--United States, 2001. A1 - ,, PY - 2002/12/3/pubmed PY - 2002/12/11/medline PY - 2002/12/3/entrez SP - 1019 EP - 24 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep VL - 51 IS - 45 N2 - Two vaccine-preventable diseases, influenza and pneumococcal disease, contribute to the mortality of older persons in the United States. Influenza caused an average of 20,000 deaths per year during influenza epidemics in the United States from 1969 to 1996; persons aged > or = 65 years accounted for approximately 90% of these deaths. Pneumococcal disease caused approximately 3,400 deaths among persons aged > or = 65 years in the United States in 1998. National health objectives for 2010 include increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels to > or = 90% among persons aged > or = 65 years (objective nos. 14.29a and 14.29b, respectively). To assess progress toward achieving these objectives, CDC analyzed data from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the results, which indicate that the estimated point prevalences of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination were <80% among persons aged > or = 65 years in all reporting areas. Influenza vaccination levels during 2000-2001 decreased from 1998-1999 levels in 27 of 52 reporting areas; pneumococcal vaccination prevalence increased a median of 7 percentage points from 1999 to 2001. Continued efforts are needed to increase the proportion of older adults who receive influenza and pneumococcal vaccines; health-care providers should offer pneumococcal vaccine all year and should continue to offer influenza vaccine during December and throughout the influenza season, even after influenza activity has been documented in the community. SN - 0149-2195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12458918/Influenza_and_pneumococcal_vaccination_levels_among_persons_aged_>_or_=_65_years__United_States_2001_ L2 - http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5145a3.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -