What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of Indiana adults, 18 and older, who received a seasonal flu vaccination during the previous 12 months.

Why is this indicator important?

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2006-2010

Category: Infectious Diseases

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System