Awareness of Government Seasonal and 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations Among Targeted US Adults

The Role of Provider Interactions

Published in: American Journal of Infection Control, v. 38, no. 6, Aug. 2010, p. 489-490

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Jürgen Maurer, Lori Uscher-Pines, Katherine M. Harris

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We present nationally representative estimates regarding awareness of government vaccination recommendations for seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza among US adults for whom such vaccinations are specifically recommended. We also show how awareness varies based on interactions with health care providers. Despite comprehensive media coverage of the H1N1 pandemic, awareness of government influenza vaccination recommendations among adults is low. Provider-based vaccination counseling may help increase adults' awareness of federal vaccination recommendations.

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