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Influenza vaccination rates up; goal not met in asthmatics

from Medscape

During the 2010 to 2011 influenza season, 50 percent of people with asthma received the influenza vaccine, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Although this number represents an increase from the 36 percent coverage rate just 5 years earlier, it still falls far below the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy People 2020 targets for influenza vaccination among people with asthma of 80 percent for children aged 6 months to 17 years and 90 percent for adults aged 18 years and older. more


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