Appendix for Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015
Appendix : Ascertainment of Vaccination Status
Influenza vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had received an influenza shot or nasal spray in the past 12 months and if so, in which month and year.
Pneumococcal vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had ever had a pneumonia shot. There were no questions in the 2015 NHIS to ascertain pneumococcal vaccination by type of vaccine (23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine).
Tetanus vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had received a tetanus shot in the past 10 years. Respondents who had received a tetanus shot in the past 10 years were asked if their most recent shot was received in 2005 or later. Respondents who had received a tetanus shot since 2005 were asked if they were told that their most recent tetanus shot included the pertussis or whooping cough vaccine.
Hepatitis A vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had ever received the hepatitis A vaccine, and if yes, how many doses were received.
Hepatitis B vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had ever received the hepatitis B vaccine, and if yes, whether they had received ≥3 doses or <3 doses.
Herpes zoster vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had ever received a shingles vaccine.
HPV vaccination: Respondents were asked if they had ever received an HPV shot or cervical cancer vaccine, and if yes, age at the first dose.
Classification as Health Care Personnel
Adults were classified as health care personnel if they reported that they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home, or some other health care facility including part-time and unpaid work in a health care facility as well as professional nursing care provided in the home.
Ascertainment of Health Insurance Status
Adults were considered insured if they reported having public health insurance coverage (Medicare, Medicaid, military health care [TRICARE/VA/CHAMP-VA], Indian Health Service, state-sponsored health plan, or other government program insurance) or private health insurance coverage.
Ascertainment of Having a Usual Place for Health Care
Respondents were asked if there is a place to which they usually go when sick or need advice on their health. Respondents answering “yes” were defined as having a usual place for health care.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.