New Vital Signs Report: People from some racial/ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized with flu

What can be done to increase vaccination rates and prevent severe illness?

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Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native adults in the United States are more likely to be hospitalized with flu, as well as less likely to be vaccinated against flu, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Join us to learn more about inequities in flu vaccine uptake and how to prevent severe flu illness and hospitalization by ensuring equitable vaccination for everyone.


Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H., CDC’s Acting Principal Deputy Director
Carla Black, Ph.D., M.P.H., Epidemiologist, CDC’s Immunization Services Division


Tuesday, October 18, at 12:00 p.m. ET


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