Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza
Baseline: 49.2 percent of persons aged 6 months and over were vaccinated against seasonal influenza for the flu season 2017-18
Target: 70.0 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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.