TFAH says adult immunization rates are “abysmal”

February 11, 2014
Vaccine News Daily

Trust for America’s Health, a non-profit organization focused on disease prevention, said on Thursday that the recently released adult immunization rates for 2012 are abysmal and a new strategy is needed to increase rates.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012, only 14 percent of adults 19 and older received the Tdap vaccination, 20 percent of adults 60 and older received the shingles vaccination and 34.5 percent of women aged 19 to 26 years old received the human papillomavirus vaccine. TFAH said the rates were far below national goals.

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