Weekly Flu Vaccination Dashboard

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The Weekly Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Dashboard is an exploratory data product designed to share preliminary weekly influenza vaccination data, including coverage estimates, using existing and new data sources. The data will be updated regularly throughout the 2021-22 influenza season as new data become available. Please email to share any feedback.

Data Summary for the 2021-22 Flu Season

Flu Vaccine Doses Distributed

  • 172.5 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed in the United States as of December 24, 2021.
  • Additional information on supply for this and previous seasons are available.

Flu Vaccination Coverage

Flu vaccination coverage for children 6 months to 17 years:

  • 5.3 percentage points lower for all children this season as of week ending December 25, 2021 compared with last season week ending December 26, 2020 (46.4% compared to 51.7%)
    • 7.2 percentage points lower for non-Hispanic White children this season compared with last season (48.2% compared to 55.4%)
    • 3.9 percentage points lower for Hispanic children this season compared with last season (45.4% compared to 49.2%)
  • Coverage for non-Hispanic Black children is 11.9 percentage points lower this season compared with non-Hispanic White children as of December 25, 2021 (36.3% compared to 48.2%)
  • Coverage among states and DC as of December 25, 2021 ranges from 26.9% to 67.7%; national coverage is 46.4%
    • Coverage for all jurisdictions this season as of December 25, 2021 is similar or lower than at the same time last season (December 26, 2020)

Flu vaccination coverage for pregnant persons 18 to 49 years:

  • 11 percentage points lower this season as of December 2021 compared with last season at the end of December 2020 (50.3% compared to 61.3%)
  • Coverage for non-Hispanic Black pregnant persons this season as of December 2021 is 23 percentage points lower than non-Hispanic White pregnant persons (28.1% compared to 51.1%)

Flu vaccination coverage for pregnant persons 18 to 49 years is lower for all race/ethnicity groups as of the end of December 2021 compared with the end of December 2020:

  • 8.2 percentage points lower for non-Hispanic Black pregnant persons (28.1% compared to 36.3%)
  • 11.1 percentage points lower for non-Hispanic White pregnant persons (51.1% compared to 62.2%)
  • 12.5 percentage points lower for Hispanic/Latino pregnant persons (49.0% compared to 61.5%)
  • 10.2 percentage points lower for non-Hispanic Other race/ethnicity pregnant persons (49.6% compared to 59.8%)
  • 10.9 percentage points lower for non-Hispanic Asian pregnant persons (67.2% compared to 78.1%)

Flu vaccination coverage and intent for vaccination estimates among adults 18 and older based on CDC-sponsored Omnibus surveys (data collected December 2-13, 2021):

  • 47.7% have received a flu vaccine
  • 9.5% plan to receive it
  • 13.1% are not sure if they will receive it
  • 29.6% do not plan to receive it
  • The projected coverage for 2021-22, including persons already vaccinated and plan to get vaccinated, is 57.2%. This is 3.4 percentage points higher than the 53.8% who reported being vaccinated during 2020-21.

Flu vaccination coverage and intent by COVID-19 vaccination coverage and intent estimates among adults 18 and older based on CDC-sponsored Omnibus surveys (data collected December 2-13, 2021):

  • 70.5% of adults who are vaccinated or definitely plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine have received or intend to receive a flu vaccine for the 2021-22 season
  • 8.8% of adults who probably or definitely will not get COVID-19 vaccine have received or intend to receive a flu vaccine for the 2021-22 season

NewFlu vaccination coverage estimates among adults 18 and older based on CDC-sponsored survey (National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module; data collected October 31-November 27, 2021):

  • Coverage among states and DC, as of mid-November for all adults ranges from 23.7% to 47.3%; national coverage, including Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, is 35.7%
    • Compared with coverage for White, non-Hispanic adults (40.3%), coverage is:
      • 12 percentage points lower for Black, non-Hispanic adults
      • 13 percentage points lower for Hispanic adults
      • 15 percentage points lower for Pacific-Islander/Native Hawaiian, non-Hispanic adults
      • 16 percentage points lower for Other/Multiple Races, non-Hispanic adults
      • 18 percentage points lower for American Indian/Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic adults
    • Coverage is 26.0% for adults 18-49 years, 37.9% for adults 50-64 years, and 58.9% for adults 65 years and older

 Flu vaccination coverage among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged ≥65 years:

  • 37.3% as of October 30, 2021 compared with 49.1% at the same time in 2020 and 42.4% in 2019.
    • The October 30, 2021 estimate represents the minimum coverage as some claims data are still being processed.
  • An estimated 20.9% of Hispanic persons, 24.8% of Black, non-Hispanic persons, and 38.6% of White, non-Hispanic persons were vaccinated.

Flu Vaccination Locations

Fewer adults 18 and older have gotten their flu shot at pharmacies this year.

  • An estimated 37.1 million flu vaccinations were administered in pharmacies as of week ending December 18, 2021
  • An estimated 46.6 million flu vaccinations were administered in pharmacies as of the week ending December 19, 2020

Fewer adults 18 and older have gotten their flu shot in physician medical clinics this year.

  • An estimated 26.8 million flu vaccinations administered in physician medical offices as of week ending December 18, 2021
  • An estimated 30.5 million flu vaccinations were administered in physician medical offices during the same time in 2020 as of the week ending December 19, 2020