CDC: Non-flu vaccine coverage in US adults changed little in 2012

February 6, 2014

The report calls for wider use of practices known to improve adult vaccination rates, such as assessment of patients' vaccination needs by healthcare providers and routine recommendation and offering of vaccines to adults.

The nonprofit advocacy group Trust for America's Health (TFAH) termed the reported immunization rates "abysmal" in a statement today. The group called for a number of steps to improve coverage, including ensuring that adults receive expanded preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act and increasing the use of electronic health records to track when adults are due for recommended shots.

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