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Immunizations and African Americans

African American adults are less likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have received a flu vaccine in the past year or to have ever received the pneumonia vaccine.

  • In 2017, Non-Hispanic Blacks aged 65 and older were 10 percent less likely to have received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, as compared to non-Hispanic whites of the same age group.
  • African American children aged 19 to 35 months had comparable rates of immunization in 2017.
  • African Americans are 10 percent less likely to have received an HPV vaccine as white populations.

 

Adults (Hepatitis)

Percentage of adults ages 19-49 years, high risk groups, who received 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
30.7 36.6 0.8

Source: CDC 2018. Vaccination Coverage among Adults in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 2017. Box 2, Table 2.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/adultvaxview/pubs-resources/NHIS-2017.html

 

Adults (Influenza):

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who received the influenza (flu) shot, 2019-2020 season
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
62.3 71.9 0.9

Source: CDC 2020. Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1920estimates.htm#additional

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who received the influenza (flu) shot, 2019-2020 season
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
41.2 52.8 0.8

Source: CDC 2020. Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1920estimates.htm#additional

 

Adults (Pneumonia)

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
57.3 73.2 0.8

 Source: CDC 2018. Vaccination Coverage among Adults in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 2017. Table 2.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/adultvaxview/pubs-resources/NHIS-2017.html

 

Age-adjusted percentage of high risk adults aged 19 to 64 years who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2015
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
22.0 24.0 0.9

 Source: CDC 2018. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6611a1.htm

 

Adults (HPV):

Percentage of women ages 19 to 26, who ever received at least 1 dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2015
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
38.0 44.7 0.9

Source: CDC 2018. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6611a1.htm

 

Adolescents (Hepatitis):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2019
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.2 93.8 1.0

 

Adolescents (Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccination, 2019
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.5 93.1 1.0

 

Adolescents (Tdap):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received the tetanus-diphtheria booster or Tdap, 2019
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.1 91.1 1.0

 

Adolescents (HPV):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2019
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
72.0 68.3 1.1

Source: CDC 2020. Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2019. Supplementary Table 1.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/teenvaxview/pubs-presentations/NIS-teen-vac-coverage-estimates-2019-tables.html

 

Children (DTaP):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
79.7 83.0 1.0

 

Children (Hib):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – full series Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
77.4 81.0 1.0

 

Children (Hepatitis B):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.8 91.1 1.0

 

Children (MMR):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.5 91.2 1.0

 

Children (Polio):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses of polio, 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.5 92.3 1.0

 

Children (Chicken Pox):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose varicella vaccine (chicken pox), 2017
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.3 90.3 1.0

 

Children (Fully Immunized):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who are fully immunized, 2017 (4:3:1:3)
Non-Hispanic Black Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
66.5 71.5 0.9

Source: CDC 2018. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2017. Supplementary Table 1.
https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/59414

Last Modified: 12/14/2020 10:29:00 AM