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IID-14 Data Details

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IID-14 Increase the percentage of adults who are vaccinated against zoster (shingles)

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
6.7 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in 2006 recommended zoster (shingles) vaccine for adults aged 60 years and older. Coverage estimates are only available for 2 years (2 percent in 2007, 7 percent in 2008). The use of different survey methods for these estimates creates difficulty in projecting a target based on past coverage data.

Number of persons aged 60 years and over who report having ever received zoster vaccine (shingles vaccine)


Number of persons aged 60 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:


    Shingles is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that may be associated with severe pain. The pain is generally on one side of the body or face. Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus. A vaccine for shingles has been available since May 2006. Have you ever had the Zoster (ZOSS-ter) or Shingles vaccine, also called Zostavax®?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: