Structural inequities in seasonal influenza vaccination rates
BMC Public Health — Brewer LI, Ommerborn MJ, Le Nguyen A, et al. | June 21, 2021
This study was intended to compare influenza vaccination rates using the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in the year 2020. The study correlated influenza vaccination as the outcome of interest with the variables age, gender, race, education, income, geographic location, health insurance status, access to primary care, history of delaying care due to cost, and comorbidities such as: asthma, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, body mass index, cancer and diabetes. According to the findings, as COVID-19 vaccination efforts evolve, It is very beneficial for physicians and policymakers to distinguish the structural impediments to equitable U.S. influenza vaccination so that future vaccination campaigns are not impeded by these barriers to immunization.