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IID-12.9 Data Details

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IID-12.9 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.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
45.5 (2008)
Target: 
90.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator: 

Number of health care personnel who potentially have contact with patients in the workplace (persons who report they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health care facility) who have received one or more doses of influenza vaccine during September through February

Denominator: 

Health care personnel who potentially have contact with patients in the workplace (persons who report they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health care facility) Only interviews conducted during 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:

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

    [NUMERATOR AND 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. This includes non-health care professionals, such as administrative staff, who work in a health-care facility.

Methodology Notes: 

    Health care personnel are identified as persons reporting that they work in a health care facility.

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, objective IID-12.9 was revised to IID-12.13.