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Immunizations and Hispanic Americans

Hispanic American high risk adults are 20% less likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have ever received the pneumococcal vaccine.

  • In 2014, Hispanic adults were 20% less likely to have received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, compared to non-Hispanic whites.
  • In 2014, Hispanic adults aged 65 and older were 30% less likely to have ever received the pneumonia shot, compared to non-Hispanic white adults of the same age group.
  • Hispanic children aged 19 to 35 months had comparable rates of immunization for hepatitis, influenza, MMR and polio.
  • Hispanic women are 40% less likely to receive an HPV vaccine, as compared to whites.

 

At a glance – Adults (Hepatitis)

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
20.2%
36.3%
0.6

 

At a glance – Adults (Influenza)

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2013-2014 season

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
64.0%
73.4%
0.9

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
45.5%
58.2%
0.8

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
45.2%
64.7%
0.7

 

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
16.4%
21.1%
0.8

 

At a glance – Adults (HPV)

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
28.1%
46.3%
0.6

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.5%
92.2%
1.0

 

At a glance – Adolescents (MMR)

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.5%
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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
86.7%
88.6%
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
Hispanic Females
Non-Hispanic White Females
Hispanic Females/Non-Hispanic White Females Ratio
1 or more
66.3%
56.1%
1.2
3 or more
46.9%
37.5%
1.3
3 dose series completion
72.8%
70.6%
1.0

 

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

#doses
Hispanic Males
Non-Hispanic White Males
Hispanic Males/Non-Hispanic White Males Ratio
1 or more
54.2%
36.4%
1.5
3 or more
27.8%
18.8%
1.5
3 dose series completion
57.2%
57.9%
1.0

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
85.4%
85.5%
1.0

 

At a glance – Children (Hib)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), 2014

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.6%
92.6%
1.0

 

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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.9%
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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.9%
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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.8%
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

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.1%
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)

Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
74.3%
72.6%
1.0

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: 4/22/2016 12:31:00 PM