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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Cross-Sectional Study on Influenza Vaccination, Germany, 1999–2000

Sybille Rehmet*†Comments to Author , Andrea Ammon*, Günter Pfaff‡, Nikolaus Bocter§, and Lyle R. Petersen¶
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin, Germany; †Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany; ‡Landesgesundheitsamt Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany; §Akademie für Öffentliches Gesundheitswesen, Düsseldorf, Germany; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Table 1

Immunization rates in the target groups for influenza vaccination, former West and East Germany, November 1999

Target groups Former West Germany Former East Germany
Vaccinated % (95% CIa) Total Vaccinated % (95% CIa) Total
>60 yrs of age 78 37 (30% to 43%) 213 90 55 (47% to 63%) 163
Chronic illness 51 31 (24% to 39%) 164 81 49 (41% to 57%) 165
Professional exposure 21 9 (5% to 13%) 243 39 25 (19% to 33%) 155
Health-care workers 4 7 (2% to 16%) 60 2 10 (1% to 30%) 21
Workers with public contact 17 9 (6% to 14%) 183 37 28 (20% to 36%) 134
One or more of the above 101 21 (17% to 25%) 486 b 142 40 (35% to 45%) 358b

aCI, confidence interval.
bTotals do not include three persons from former West Germany and three persons from former East Germany for whom information on immunization status was not available.

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