Vaccination coverage does not reach national objectives

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Vaccinations are responsible for reducing disease and death; however, vaccinations among certain population subgroups remain low, and national health objectives have not been met. Despite 2010 influenza and pneumococcal vaccination objectives of 90% for adults 65 and over and 60% for younger, high-risk adults, only 66% of the former and 35% of the latter received an influenza vaccination during the 2006-2007 vaccination period. Also, only 60% of those 65 years and over have ever received a pneumococcal vaccination, and levels vary a great deal by race and ethnicity.

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Page last reviewed: July 22, 2009
Page last updated: July 22, 2009