Influenza Vaccination Coverage
Note: For the 2016-17 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-17. The 2016-17 influenza vaccination recommendations are now available.
The CDC estimates annual influenza vaccination coverage for the United States by utilizing data from several nationally representative surveys: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and the National Immunization Surveys-Flu (NIS-Flu). Internet panel surveys of adults, health care personnel, and pregnant women are also used. This page provides vaccination coverage estimates for 2016-17 and previous influenza seasons, reports, interactive figures, and data tables.
Vaccination of adults is an essential part of keeping adults healthy, and reducing the risk of illness, disability, and death due to vaccine preventable diseases. Learn more about adult vaccination.
- Page last reviewed: February 7, 2017
- Page last updated: February 7, 2017
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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