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Adults 65+ with Influenza Vaccination

This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

Adults 65+ with Influenza Vaccination

59.4
52.3
Comparison: TX State Value 

52.3

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Health / Respiratory Diseases
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: June 2014

Why is this important?

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions. Infection with influenza can cause high fever, diarrhea and seizures in children. It is estimated that 226,000 people are hospitalized each year due to influenza and 36,000 die - mostly the elderly. The seasonal influenza vaccine can prevent serious illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual vaccinations to prevent the spread of influenza.

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