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IID-12.13 Data Details

IID-12.13 Increase the percentage of health care personnel who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
55.8 (2010-2011)
Target
90.0
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator
Number of healthcare personnel aged 18 years and over reporting they have had influenza vaccination in the past season
Denominator
Number of healthcare personnel aged 18 years and over at the time of the household interview
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2010 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, have you had a flu shot? A flu shot is usually given in the fall and protects against influenza for the flu season.

  1. Yes
  2. No

During what month and year did you receive your most recent flu shot?

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Enter year of most recent flu vaccine.

DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS, have you had a flu vaccine sprayed in your nose by a doctor or other health professional? A health professional may have let you spray it. This vaccine is usually given in the fall and protects against influenza for the flu season.

  1. Yes
  2. No

During what month and year did you receive your most recent flu nasal spray?

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Enter year of most recent flu nasal spray.

[DENOMINATOR:]

Do you currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health-care facility? This includes part-time and unpaid work in a health care facility as well as professional nursing care provided in the home.

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all persons aged 6 months and over receive the influenza vaccine, with continued emphasis placed on vaccination of persons who live with or care for persons at higher risk for influenza-related complications, including health-care personnel. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all health-care personnel and persons in training for health-care professions. Personnel in health-care settings who should be vaccinated include physicians, nurses, and other workers in inpatient and outpatient-care settings, medical emergency-response workers (e.g., paramedics and emergency medical technicians), employees of nursing home and long-term care facilities who have contact with patients or residents, and students in these professions who will have contact with patients.

Based on the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), health-care personnel are defined as persons aged 18 years and over who reported that they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health-care facility, including part-time and unpaid work in a health care facility as well as professional nursing care provided in the home.

To better assess influenza vaccination coverage for each season, we reported coverage restricted to individuals interviewed during September through June, and vaccinated during August through May, using the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis procedure. Vaccination month was imputed when the adult was reported to have been vaccinated but was missing the month and/or year of vaccination.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 14-29g, which tracked the influenza vaccination coverage among health care workers aged 18 to 64 years. Objective 14-29g was adapted to Healthy People 2020 objective IID-12.9, which tracked influenza vaccination coverage among health care workers aged 18 years and over.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2014, objective IID-12.9 was revised to objective IID-12.13. The annual time period was revised from calendar year to influenza season.