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 on November 16, 2022

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

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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.

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