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  • Adults with One or More Functional Disabilities — United States, 2011–2014

    	The figure above is a photograph showing two women talking in an office. One woman is in a wheelchair. September 30, 2016
    Nearly 40 million people in the United States have a disability. A CDC study finds considerable socioeconomic disparities exist between working-age adults with any number of disability types and those without disability. Understanding the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of working-age adults with disabilities, including those with multiple disabilities, might help to further the inclusion of persons with disabilities in public health programs and policies, thereby increasing their social participation.

  • Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2015–16 Influenza Season

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a health care worker administering a vaccine to a coworker. September 30, 2016
    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual influenza vaccination for all health care personnel to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality in health care settings. For the 2014–15 influenza season, the estimated overall influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel was 77.3%.

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Surveillance Summaries

  • National Estimates of Marijuana Use and Related Indicators — National Survey on Drug Use and Health, United States, 2002–2014

    September 2, 2016
    Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. In 2013, 7.5% (19.8 million) of the U.S. population aged ≥12 years reported using marijuana during the preceding month. Because of certain state-level policies that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, population-based data on marijuana use and other related indicators are needed to help monitor behavioral health changes. This report describes national trends for prevalence of marijuana use; initiation; perception of harm risk, approval, and attitudes; perception of availability and mode of acquisition; dependence and abuse; and perception of legal penalty for marijuana possession.

Recommendations and Reports

  • Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2016–17 Influenza Season

    August 26, 2016
    This report updates the 2015–16 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza. Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months. For the 2016–17 influenza season, inactivated influenza vaccines (IIVs) will be available in both trivalent (IIV3) and quadrivalent (IIV4) formulations. Recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV) will be available in a trivalent formulation (RIV3). In light of concerns regarding poor effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in the United States during the 2013–14 and 2015–16 seasons, for the 2016–17 season, ACIP makes the interim recommendation that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) should not be used. Vaccine virus strains included in the 2016–17 U.S. trivalent influenza vaccines will be an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)–like virus, an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)–like virus, and a B/Brisbane/60/2008–like virus (Victoria lineage). Quadrivalent vaccines will include an additional influenza B virus strain, a B/Phuket/3073/2013–like virus (Yamagata lineage). These recommendations apply to all licensed influenza vaccines used within Food and Drug Administration–licensed indications, including those licensed after the publication date of this report. Updates and other information are available at CDC’s influenza website (http://www.cdc.gov/flu). Vaccination and health care providers should check CDC’s influenza website periodically for additional information.

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