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IID-12.7 Data Details

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IID-12.7 Increase the percentage of noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 years and older 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.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
66.6 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target

Number of persons aged 65 years and over who report receiving an influenza vaccination during September through February of the survey year


Number of persons aged 65 years and over. Only interviews conducted from March through August of the data year are included.

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


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

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 2013, objectives IID-12.5 through 12.8 objectives were consolidated and revised to IID-12.12.