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Public Health and Population Compliance

Low Adult Vaccination Rates
As of 2008, 33.1% of seniors ages 65 and older had not received the one-time pneumonoccal vaccine, according to a recent study. Among all adults, the following vaccination rates were found:
  • tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (2.1%)
  • shingles (less than 2%)
  • human papillomavirus (10%)
  • seasonal influenza (36.1%). 

Source: “More than 30 Percent of Seniors Are Not Immunized Against Pneumonia in 36 States; New Report Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S.,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Press Release, February 4, 2010, http://www.rwjf.org/newsroom/product.jsp?id=55230 

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February 16, 2010 - Posted by | healthcare, Prevention and Wellness, quality | , , ,

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