QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine,* by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016†
Weekly / May 18, 2018 / 67(19);565
* Based on responses to the question “Have you ever had the zoster (ZOSS-ter) or shingles vaccine, also called Zostavax?”
† Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.
The percentage of adults aged ≥60 years who ever had the shingles vaccine increased from 6.7% in 2008 to 33.4% in 2016. The percentage of men who had the vaccine increased from 4.9% to 31.2%, and the percentage of women who had the vaccine increased from 8.2% to 35.2%. For each year during 2008–2016, women were more likely than men to have had the shingles vaccine.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Mary Ann Bush, MS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4130; Anita L. Powell.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:565. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6719a9External.
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