- Living with >1 household (HH) member at high risk for influenza-related complications was significant motivation for vaccination during the 2016-2017 season.
Why this matters
- Include HH members in vaccination recall, reminder systems for high-risk patients.
- Reinforce importance of influenza vaccination to protect family and close contacts.
- 29.2% (95% CI, 27.5%-30.8%) of adults with >1 high-risk HH member.
- 41.0% overall influenza vaccine coverage.
- 46.7% vs 38.6% of adults with/without high-risk HH member, respectively, reported receiving an influenza vaccination (P<.05 adjusted prevalence difference: ci>
- 88.7% of adults living with a high-risk HH member reported protecting family/close contacts as a primary vaccination motivator, but only 19.4% overall reported this as a main reason.
- 27.3% of unvaccinated adults living with a high-risk HH member reported they did not need the vaccine for personal protection.
- National Internet Flu Survey 2016 data analysis of 1) influenza vaccination coverage during 2016-2017 season among adults living with HH member with condition increasing risk for influenza-related complications, 2) difference in vaccination rates among adults with/without high-risk HH members.
- Funding: None.
- Possible underestimation of vaccination coverage.
- Sample bias.
- Self-report bias.