QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Had Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination,* by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,† United States, 2000–2018
Weekly / August 14, 2020 / 69(32);1107
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* Based on the survey question “Have you ever had a pneumonia shot? This shot is usually given only once or twice in a person’s lifetime and is different from the flu shot. It is also called the pneumococcal vaccine.” In 2000, the question wording included the following statement: “This shot is usually given only once in a person’s lifetime and is different from the flu shot.” Practice recommendations regarding who should receive pneumococcal vaccination and the types and number of vaccines have changed over time, and trends in vaccination receipt could reflect changes in recommendations.
† Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component. Unknowns for vaccination status were not included in the denominators when calculating percentages.
During 2000–2018, the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who had ever received a pneumonia vaccine increased. The percentage increased from 48.0% to 64.8% among adults aged 65–74 years, from 59.5% to 74.9% among adults aged 75–84 years, and from 56.4% to 76.3% among adults aged ≥85 years. Throughout the period, adults aged 65–74 years were less likely to have ever received a pneumonia vaccine than adults aged ≥75 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2000–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, email@example.com, 301-458-4325; Nazik Elgaddal, MS.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/pneumo.html.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Had Ever Received Pneumococcal Vaccination, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1107. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6932a8external icon.
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