Flu Vaccination Coverage Continues to Lag among Pregnant People

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December 02, 2022

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Flu Vaccination Coverage Continues to Lag among Pregnant People   

CDC tracks flu vaccination coverage among different groups of people and is concerned about lower levels of coverage among pregnant people. Overall, 2022-23 flu vaccination coverage at the end of Oct 2022 was 12.1 percentage pts lower than the end of Oct 2021 and 21.7 percentage pts lower than the end of Oct 2020. Coverage in pregnant people is also lower across all racial/ethnic groups.    

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There are several actions you can take to protect yourself and others from flu. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important action to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications. Also, take everyday preventive actions, including washing your hands often and staying home if you get sick. If you get sick with flu, take flu antiviral drugs if prescribed.  

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Up to 70% of flu hospitalizations happen among adults 65 years and older. A flu vaccine is the best protection against flu’s potentially serious complications. If available, older adults should get one of three preferred flu vaccines. https://bit.ly/2LEwn6E 


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