Cover: Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With Influenza Vaccine History and Changes in Influenza Vaccination

Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With Influenza Vaccine History and Changes in Influenza Vaccination

Published in: JAMA Network Open, Volume 5, No. 11 (November 2022). doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.41888

Posted on rand.org Nov 16, 2022

by Andrew M. Parker, Samer Atshan, Matthew Walsh, Courtney A. Gidengil, Raffaele Vardavas

Understanding willingness to receive new vaccines is critical for vaccine rollout and addressing vaccine hesitancy. Future COVID-19 and influenza vaccination may coincide, creating a need to understand the dynamics between ongoing vaccine adherence for familiar diseases and novel vaccine acceptance. We combine longitudinal data with a classification of individual influenza vaccination histories to answer 2 questions: (1) how COVID-19 vaccination differs across historical influenza vaccination patterns, and (2) how influenza vaccination changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This report is part of the RAND external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.