Navigation Links
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
Date:6/20/2008

Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

FRIDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Only 36.2 percent of Americans with asthma received a flu shot during the 2005-06 flu season, even though people with asthma are at higher risk for complications from the flu, a federal government study finds.

That level of inoculation is well below the government's Healthy People 2010 target of 60 percent vaccination coverage for people ages 18 to 64 with high-risk conditions.

The analysis of 2006 National Health Interview Survey data found that those with health insurance, a usual place for health care, and a higher family income achieved the highest rates of vaccination. But even among those with the greatest number of health care visits, the rate of vaccination was only 50 percent.

The low rate of flu vaccination among people with asthma may be due to inadequate access to health care and missed opportunities at doctors' visits, the study authors said. Along with making improvement in these areas, they recommended a number of other ways to improve vaccination coverage in this at-risk group, including educating health care providers; encouraging patients to establish a usual place for health care; and continuing to vaccinate throughout the flu season.

The study was published in the June 20 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since 1964, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended influenza vaccinations for all people with asthma.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about asthma.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, June 19, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Most Asthmatics Dont Have Illness Under Control
2. MEDIA ALERT: Smoke from Wild Fires Could Mean Health Problems for Asthmatics
3. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
4. Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks
5. Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids
6. Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn
7. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
8. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
9. Parents perceptions can hamper kids asthma care, study finds
10. Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulima
11. Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulimia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... bioelectronic medicine device WellnessPro Plus for consumers and healthcare professionals to manage ... platform by expanding the treatment modalities available in a single device. The ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a Train” allows readers to ... , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation of published author, Janet Morrison, ... teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is her first attempt at ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "Hacking into my medical ... described him as 'a genius.'" Thus begins "Margaret in Berlin," Book Twelve in the ... by Wyston Books, Inc. These novels narrate the lives of a poor ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... , ... According to a November 1 article published on Bustle, ... not drinking enough water, which can cause bad breath (known medically as halitosis). Dr. ... hygiene not only helps reduce the possibility of bad breath, but it can provide ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... the Maine Women’s Magazine inaugural Maine Women’s Expo. Hundreds of women gathered to ... amazing local resource. The expo’s beneficiary this year was Crossroads, a fully-accredited ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... LONDON , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Review, H2 2016 Summary Global ... pipeline guide Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) – ... of the Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) (Metabolic ... is a genetic disorder which is caused ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016   AlloSource , ... cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use ... Business Process Manager, for being named to the ... National Quality Award by the Commerce Department,s National ... organization,s commitment to process excellence. The Baldrige Award ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Two new ... personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at ... . The technology debuted before an audience including ... and representatives from Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, ... Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), was ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: