Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 10th, 2002
In a 2001 survey of nearly 40,000 elderly people by the CDC, only about 65% said they had received a flu shot in the preceding year, and only 60% had ever received a shot against the most common form of bacterial pneumonia.
The figures show the government is making progress on the pneumococcal shots - the 2001 figure is up nearly 6 percentage points from 1999. But apparently because of delays in delivery of last year's flu...
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