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Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul;101(7):1252-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300133. Epub 2011 May 12.

Racial and ethnic disparities in uptake and location of vaccination for 2009-H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

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RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA 22202, USA. luscherp@rand.org

Abstract

To learn more about racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination during the 2009-H1N1 pandemic, we examined nationally representative survey data of US adults. We found disparities in 2009-H1N1 vaccine uptake between Blacks and Whites (13.8% vs 20.4%); Whites and Hispanics had similar 2009-H1N1 vaccination rates. Physician offices were the dominant location for 2009-H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccinations, especially among minorities. Our results highlight the need for a better understanding of how communication methods and vaccine distribution strategies affect vaccine uptake within minority communities.

PMID:
21566026
PMCID:
PMC3110237
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2011.300133
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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