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

L. Uscher-Pines, J. Maurer and Katherine Harris

American Journal of Public Health, 2011, vol. 101, issue 7, 1252-1255

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.

Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300133

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