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Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004

International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases (ICWID)

Vaccines for Women Age 50 and Older

Pierce Gardner*Comments to Author  and Sudha Pabbatireddy†
Author affiliations: *National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA

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Influenza vaccination rates by population groupa

Population group Vaccinated (%) By 2010 (%)b
Persons >65 y 67c 90
Nursing home patient 83 90
Persons at high-risk 18–64 y 29 60
Healthcare workers 36 60

aCenters for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003;52(RR-8).
bHealthy People 2010 goals.
cVaccination rates for all components of the over-65 age group in 2001 to 2002 were 70% for non-Hispanic whites, 47% for Hispanics, and 52% for non-Hispanic blacks.

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