Increase the proportion of people who get the flu vaccine every year — IID‑09

This objective is a Leading Health Indicator (LHI). Learn about LHIs.

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
49.2 percent (2017-18)

70.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

49.2 percent of persons aged 6 months and over were vaccinated against seasonal influenza for the flu season 2017-18

Increase the proportion of persons who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


Millions of people get seasonal flu every year. For most people, the flu is mild, but it can be very serious and even cause death. Yearly vaccination can help prevent seasonal flu. Sending vaccination reminders, making vaccines available in non-traditional places like workplaces, and reducing costs are important strategies for making sure more people get the flu vaccine.