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Q&A: Flu vaccination coverage benefits economy, not just overall health

Q&A: Flu vaccination coverage benefits economy, not just overall health
November 16, 2017

The CDC recommends influenza vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older. However, vaccination coverage in the 2016-2017 season fell below the Healthy People 2020 targets of 70%. According to the CDC, only 59% of children aged 6 months to 17 years and 43.3% of adults aged 18 years or older were vaccinated during the last influenza season.

The best time for people to receive vaccination is before influenza viruses begin to circulate in the community, but health care providers should continue to offer vaccinations for as long as the viruses circulate, according to the CDC.

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