Influenza

Data are for the U.S.

Vaccination
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 47.8%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2021 National Health Interview Survey [PDF – 159 KB]

  • Percent of children aged 6 months to 17 years who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 52.5% (2020)
  • Percent of adults aged 18-34 who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 36.3% (2020)
  • Percent of adults aged 35-49 who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 39.1% (2020)
  • Percent of adults aged 50-64 who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 50.3% (2020)
  • Percent of adults aged 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months: 70.8% (2020)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2020

Mortality

Influenza and pneumonia deaths

  • Number of deaths: 53,544
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 16.3
  • Cause of death rank: 9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

Influenza 

  • Number of deaths: 5,943
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 6, 2022