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Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among adults during the 2004-2005 season.
Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Mar 15; 163(6):571-8.AJ

Abstract

During the 2004-2005 influenza season, the supply of vaccine to the United States was significantly reduced. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued interim recommendations for prioritizing vaccination. Given trends in racial/ethnic disparities in vaccination for influenza, the authors assessed the impact of the shortage on those historically less likely to be vaccinated. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, they considered vaccination coverage among those non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics who had priority for being vaccinated during the 2004-2005 influenza season. The vaccine shortage had a significant negative effect on coverage among adults aged 65 years or older across the three racial/ethnic groups. Yet, the magnitude of the disparities in coverage did not change significantly from previous seasons. This finding may imply similar patterns of vaccine-seeking behavior during shortage and nonshortage years. No racial/ethnic differences were seen among adults aged 18-64 years, which likely reflects the higher percentage of health-care workers in this age group. Yearly monitoring of influenza vaccine coverage is important to assess the long-term impact of shortages on overall coverage and gaps in coverage between racial/ethnic groups.

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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, K-66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. MLink@cdc.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16443801

Citation

Link, Michael W., et al. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Adults During the 2004-2005 Season." American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 163, no. 6, 2006, pp. 571-8.
Link MW, Ahluwalia IB, Euler GL, et al. Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among adults during the 2004-2005 season. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;163(6):571-8.
Link, M. W., Ahluwalia, I. B., Euler, G. L., Bridges, C. B., Chu, S. Y., & Wortley, P. M. (2006). Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among adults during the 2004-2005 season. American Journal of Epidemiology, 163(6), 571-8.
Link MW, et al. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Adults During the 2004-2005 Season. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Mar 15;163(6):571-8. PubMed PMID: 16443801.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination coverage among adults during the 2004-2005 season. AU - Link,Michael W, AU - Ahluwalia,Indu B, AU - Euler,Gary L, AU - Bridges,Carolyn B, AU - Chu,Susan Y, AU - Wortley,Pascale M, Y1 - 2006/01/27/ PY - 2006/1/31/pubmed PY - 2006/4/21/medline PY - 2006/1/31/entrez SP - 571 EP - 8 JF - American journal of epidemiology JO - Am J Epidemiol VL - 163 IS - 6 N2 - During the 2004-2005 influenza season, the supply of vaccine to the United States was significantly reduced. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued interim recommendations for prioritizing vaccination. Given trends in racial/ethnic disparities in vaccination for influenza, the authors assessed the impact of the shortage on those historically less likely to be vaccinated. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, they considered vaccination coverage among those non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics who had priority for being vaccinated during the 2004-2005 influenza season. The vaccine shortage had a significant negative effect on coverage among adults aged 65 years or older across the three racial/ethnic groups. Yet, the magnitude of the disparities in coverage did not change significantly from previous seasons. This finding may imply similar patterns of vaccine-seeking behavior during shortage and nonshortage years. No racial/ethnic differences were seen among adults aged 18-64 years, which likely reflects the higher percentage of health-care workers in this age group. Yearly monitoring of influenza vaccine coverage is important to assess the long-term impact of shortages on overall coverage and gaps in coverage between racial/ethnic groups. SN - 0002-9262 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16443801/Racial_and_ethnic_disparities_in_influenza_vaccination_coverage_among_adults_during_the_2004_2005_season_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/aje/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/aje/kwj086 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -