Impacting the vaccination gap
Example: Impact of SDOH on Adult Influenza Vaccination Uptake
Households with limited income, education, and health care access demonstrate lower rates of vaccine coverage.18
Influenza vaccination coverage among adults (N=279,590)
BRFSS survey, 201918,a
Health Care Access Factors
aBRFSS is a state-based random digit-dialed telephone survey conducted by the CDC among US adults aged ≥18 years which inquires about health conditions and behaviors.18
BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; SDOH, social determinants of health.
Lower influenza vaccination uptake is also exhibited among specific racial and ethnic groups19 that have been disproportionately affected by SDOH.
During the 2021–2022 flu season, 42% of Black (non-Hispanic) and approximately 38% of Hispanic adults aged 18 years or older were vaccinated compared to ~54% of non-Hispanic White adults.19
Flu Vaccination Coverage by Racial/Ethnic Group, Adults 18 Years and Older, United States, 2010-202219
Data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).