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Where adults reported receiving influenza vaccination in the United States.
Am J Infect Control. 2005 Dec; 33(10):563-70.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Influenza vaccination coverage remains unacceptably low among persons aged > or =65 years and younger high-risk adults. This study assessed locations at which US adults receive influenza (flu) vaccinations and the relative roles that traditional and nontraditional vaccination settings play in influenza vaccine delivery.

METHODS

We analyzed data on types of settings at which last flu shot was received, reported by adult respondents to the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, stratified by age group and medical condition. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify factors associated with nontraditional vaccination settings.

RESULTS

In 1998-1999, reported influenza vaccination coverage was 19% for persons aged 18-49 years, 36% for persons aged 50-64 years, and 67% for persons aged > or =65 years. Seventy percent of flu shots received by persons aged > or =18 years were reportedly administered in doctors' offices and other traditional settings. Vaccination in nontraditional settings (eg, workplace, stores, community centers) was more likely for young, healthy, employed, white, college-educated adults who had not had a recent routine checkup.

CONCLUSION

Physicians should offer vaccination services at every opportunity. Increasing access to vaccination services in nontraditional settings should be considered as another strategy in pursuit of national vaccination coverage objectives.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. xzs8@cdc.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16330304

Citation

Singleton, James A., et al. "Where Adults Reported Receiving Influenza Vaccination in the United States." American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 33, no. 10, 2005, pp. 563-70.
Singleton JA, Poel AJ, Lu PJ, et al. Where adults reported receiving influenza vaccination in the United States. Am J Infect Control. 2005;33(10):563-70.
Singleton, J. A., Poel, A. J., Lu, P. J., Nichol, K. L., & Iwane, M. K. (2005). Where adults reported receiving influenza vaccination in the United States. American Journal of Infection Control, 33(10), 563-70.
Singleton JA, et al. Where Adults Reported Receiving Influenza Vaccination in the United States. Am J Infect Control. 2005;33(10):563-70. PubMed PMID: 16330304.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Where adults reported receiving influenza vaccination in the United States. AU - Singleton,James A, AU - Poel,Amy J, AU - Lu,Peng-Jun, AU - Nichol,Kristin L, AU - Iwane,Marika K, PY - 2005/02/08/received PY - 2005/03/30/accepted PY - 2005/12/7/pubmed PY - 2006/2/1/medline PY - 2005/12/7/entrez SP - 563 EP - 70 JF - American journal of infection control JO - Am J Infect Control VL - 33 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination coverage remains unacceptably low among persons aged > or =65 years and younger high-risk adults. This study assessed locations at which US adults receive influenza (flu) vaccinations and the relative roles that traditional and nontraditional vaccination settings play in influenza vaccine delivery. METHODS: We analyzed data on types of settings at which last flu shot was received, reported by adult respondents to the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, stratified by age group and medical condition. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify factors associated with nontraditional vaccination settings. RESULTS: In 1998-1999, reported influenza vaccination coverage was 19% for persons aged 18-49 years, 36% for persons aged 50-64 years, and 67% for persons aged > or =65 years. Seventy percent of flu shots received by persons aged > or =18 years were reportedly administered in doctors' offices and other traditional settings. Vaccination in nontraditional settings (eg, workplace, stores, community centers) was more likely for young, healthy, employed, white, college-educated adults who had not had a recent routine checkup. CONCLUSION: Physicians should offer vaccination services at every opportunity. Increasing access to vaccination services in nontraditional settings should be considered as another strategy in pursuit of national vaccination coverage objectives. SN - 0196-6553 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16330304/Where_adults_reported_receiving_influenza_vaccination_in_the_United_States_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0196-6553(05)00424-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -