Statistics and Surveillance:
Adult Vaccination Coverage Reported via BRFSS
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
State-based survey of health behaviors of adults, including adult vaccination at national, regional and state levels.The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) is a telephone survey conducted by each state health department with technical assistance from the National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey collects information on various health behaviors and risk factors for disease, including adult vaccinations. Using random-digit dialing, each state selects a random sample of its noninstitutionalized adult population (ages 18 years and older) who have telephones.
The tables and articles below contain information on adult immunization coverage derived from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The tables show influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage for persons 65 years and older, by state and race/ethnicity; the articles include state-specific coverage rates.
BRFSS Data Tables
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Content last reviewed on April 19, 2010
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases