Navigation Links
American adults receiving flu vaccine at about the same rate as in 2008, study finds
Date:12/9/2009

American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

As of the middle of November, about 32 percent of all U.S. adults and 37 percent of adults recommended to receive a flu vaccination had been inoculated against the seasonal influenza, according to the study.

Researchers also found that 17 percent of all adults and 19 percent of those recommended for vaccination intended to receive the seasonal flu vaccine by the end of the vaccination season.

"It does not appear that the increased public discussion of the role of influenza vaccines has had a significantly impact on the public's behavior," said Katherine Harris, the study's lead author and a senior economist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "Most of the results from our latest survey look much like those from last year,"

Health officials recommend the seasonal flu vaccine for about 70 percent of American adults, including people over age 50, those with high-risk medical conditions, health care workers and those who care for children under age 5. There are different recommendations for the H1N1 flu vaccine, which protects against the pandemic influenza strain.

One difference from last year noted by new survey is that adults began getting the seasonal flu vaccine earlier this year. Uptake of the seasonal vaccine during September was nearly three times as high -- about 9 percent in 2009 versus 3 percent in 2008. Yet, vaccine uptake through mid-November this year was comparable to uptake during the same period last year.

In addition, about half of health care workers had been vaccinated by the middle of November this year, roughly the same proportion that was vaccinated during the entire season last year. However, 40 percent
'/>"/>

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... BESLER Consulting today announced the firm has ... MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards celebrate the best marketing, communications, and creative work ... their Readmissions Analytics product was selected as one of four finalists in the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Novation, the nation’s largest ... pharmacogenetic lab testing and precision medicine solutions that can help pharmacists and other ... more than 8.6 million adverse drug events are reported in the U.S. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... fitness site and the largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, has officially ... is up for 11 awards in the following categories:, ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Novatus, ... contract lifecycle management solution, as well as announced the date of its next ... and ease of contract management tasks as well as enhancements to the customer ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader ... present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:45am (ET) ... archived replay of the Company’s presentation may be accessed via the investor relations section ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novation Awards Genelex First Group Purchasing Agreement for Pharmacogenetic Testing and Precision Medicine Software 2Health News:Novation Awards Genelex First Group Purchasing Agreement for Pharmacogenetic Testing and Precision Medicine Software 3Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 2Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 3Health News:Novatus Unveils Milestone Software Release 2Health News:AxoGen, Inc. to Present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference 2
... Care and U.S. Soccer Federation team up to give ... a performance edge with better vision, JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March ... of ACUVUE(R) Brand Contact Lenses,today announced it is an official ... for the sport of soccer in the United,States., Under ...
... ANSYS, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ANSS ), a global innovator ... development processes, today announced it is a,sponsor of ... Carnegie Museum of,Natural History in Pittsburgh. This is ... scientifically accurate, immersive environments that are,composed of original ...
... Inc. (NYSE: HB ) (the "Company") announced today ... offer to purchase,any and all of its outstanding 4.50 ... $250 million in aggregate principal amount was,outstanding as of ... to an Offer to Purchase dated February 29, 2008 ...
... COM, VANCOUVER, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... positive interim clinical results,from its 90-day Phase ... analysis,demonstrated statistically significant efficacy for the patient ... compared to placebo. The,safety data from the ...
... Researchers will unveil a,new brain fitness training ... numerous,published studies to help people maintain health-related ... daily living tasks essential to,independence. The research ... neuroscience company, will introduce the new program, ...
... An investigational antiviral drug currently undergoing human trials ... potential to reduce muscle cell damage in Duchenne and ... led by Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center reported their ... a letter posted online March 16 by the journal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. Soccer Team Putting Vision in Focus for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 2Health News:U.S. Soccer Team Putting Vision in Focus for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 3Health News:ANSYS Sponsors Dinosaurs Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 2Health News:ANSYS Sponsors Dinosaurs Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 3Health News:Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Announces Early Tender Results of its Pending 'Any and All' Cash Tender Offer for its 4.50 Percent Senior Notes Due 2009 2Health News:Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Announces Early Tender Results of its Pending 'Any and All' Cash Tender Offer for its 4.50 Percent Senior Notes Due 2009 3Health News:Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Announces Early Tender Results of its Pending 'Any and All' Cash Tender Offer for its 4.50 Percent Senior Notes Due 2009 4Health News:Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Announces Early Tender Results of its Pending 'Any and All' Cash Tender Offer for its 4.50 Percent Senior Notes Due 2009 5Health News:Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor 2Health News:Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor 3Health News:Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor 4Health News:Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor 5Health News:Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor 6Health News:New Brain Fitness Training Promotes Health and Independence of Long Term Care Insurance Policyholders 2Health News:New Brain Fitness Training Promotes Health and Independence of Long Term Care Insurance Policyholders 3Health News:Investigational drug tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy 2Health News:Investigational drug tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... PAUL, Minn. , Aug. 3, 2015  EnteroMedics ... using neuroblocking therapy to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and ... McDougal has been appointed to the Board of ... as a Class II Director until the 2018 annual ... Ms. McDougal has served in an executive ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... 2015 Mandatory takeover offer ... ("Dechra" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the ... Mr. Marijan Han žeković to acquire his 63.3% ... ("Genera"), a Croatian listed pharmaceutical business.   ... equivalent to €51.4 million for the entire share capital ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on July 13, 2015, ... C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of Inferior vena cava (IVC) ... the agency found at two of Bard,s facilities. Bard was ... them during Inspectional Observations that occurred on November 18, 2014, ... , location and on October 6, 2014, through November ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 2EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 3Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 2Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 3Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 4Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 5Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
DePuy's Shoe Boots are sealed thermoplastic boots that help provide splash protection from microorganisms, particulate matter and body fluids....
... System rede phines sharpness and efficiency ... for penetrating keratoplasty. Advanced trephine blade ... to achieve the critical fit needed for ... fully customized system enables surgeons to select ...
The MP-1 Microperimeter delivers an accurate, fully automatic assessment of the macular function. This is achieved by effectively integrating in a single instrument the objectivity of fundus imaging ...
PacePath is a comprehensive anatomic pathology software system that is the culmination of more than five years of development and testing by leading industry experts....
Medicine Products: