Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015

Author: Tina Norris, Ph.D., Anjel Vahratian, Ph.D., and Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D.


The National Center for Health Statistics recently released the data brief from its 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Key findings from the survey data include: • Among adults aged 65 and over, more than two-thirds had an influenza vaccine in the past 12 months (69.0%) • More than one in two adults aged 65 and over had a tetanus vaccine in the past 10 years (56.9%) • More than 6 of 10 adults aged 65 and over had ever had a pneumococcal vaccine (63.6%), while a little more than one-third had ever had a shingles vaccine (34.2%) • Among adults aged 65 and over, vaccination coverage was highest for non-Hispanic white adults compared with non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adults • Vaccination coverage was lowest among poor adults aged 65 and over • Older adults have greater susceptibility to and complications from disease and so, they stand to benefit greatly from vaccinations as a preventive health measure. This report describes the receipt of an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, at least one dose of pneumococcal vaccine, a one-time dose of shingles vaccine, and a tetanus booster in the last 10 years among community-dwelling adults aged 65 and over. Data are presented by sex, age group, race and ethnicity, and poverty status.


Type Document
Language English
Country United States Of America
Publisher CDC
Year 2015
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