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Immunizations and African Americans

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

  • In 2014, Non-Hispanic Black aged 65 and older were 20 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.
  • Although African American children aged 19 to 35 months had comparable rates of immunization.
  • African American women are as likely to have received an HPV vaccine as white women.

At a glance – Adults (Hepatitis)

Percentage of adults ages 19-49 years, high risk groups, who ever received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
29.9%
36.3%
0.8

Source: CDC 2016. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2014. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6501a1.htm

 

At a glance – Adults (Influenza):

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who received the influenza (flu) shot, 2013-2014 season

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
60.5%
73.4%
0.8

Source: CDC 2016. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2014. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6501a1.htm

 

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2013

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
43.3%
58.2%
0.7

Source: CDC 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 74.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

 

At a glance – Adults (Pneumonia)

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
49.8%
64.7%
0.8

 

Age-adjusted percentage of high risk adults aged 19 to 64 years who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
20.2%
21.1%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adults (HPV):

Percentage of women ages 19 to 26, who ever received atleast 1 dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black /
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
37.4%
46.3%
0.8

Source: CDC 2016. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2014. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6501a1.htm

 

At a glance – Adolescents (Hepatitis):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.4%
92.2%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 2 or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccination, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.1%
91.0%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (Tdap):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of the tetanus-diptheria booster or Tdap, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.6%
90.3%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (HPV):

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2014 - Females

# doses
Non-Hispanic Black Female
Non-Hispanic White Female
Non-Hispanic Black Female/
Non-Hispanic White Female Ratio
1 or more
66.4%
56.1%
1.2
3 or more
39.0%
37.5%
1.0
3 dose series completion
61.6%
70.6%
0.9

 

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2014 - Males

# doses
Non-Hispanic Black Males
Non-Hispanic White Males
Non-Hispanic Black Males
Non-Hispanic White Males Ratio
1 or more
42.1%
36.4%
1.2
3 or more
20.4%
18.8%
1.1
3 dose series completion
54.1
57.9%
0.9

Source: CDC 2015. Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2014. Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6429a3.htm

 

At a glance – Children (DTaP):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
79.1%
85.5%
0.9

 

At a glance – Children (Hib):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – full series Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
75.2%
83.8%
0.9

 

At a glance – Children (Hepatitis B):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.3%
90.7%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (MMR):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.3%
91.2%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Polio):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses of polio, 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.0%
93.3%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Chicken Pox):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose varicella vaccine (chicken pox), 2014

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.1%
90.3%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Fully Immunized):

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who are fully immunized, 2014 (4:3:1:3)

Non-Hispanic Black
Non-Hispanic White
Non-Hispanic Black/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
65.4%
72.6%
0.9

Source: CDC 2015. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2014. Table 2.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a1.htm

Last Modified: 11/29/2017 10:58:00 AM