Increasing Appropriate Vaccination
Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines remain major causes of illness and death for people of all ages in the United States.
- In the U.S., an estimated 800,000 to 1.4 million persons have chronic Hepatitis B virus infection (CDC) .
- Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people (CDC) .
- In addition to the interventions cited below, the Task Force recommends worksite interventions to promote flu vaccinations among healthcare and non-healthcare workers.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
Worksite Health Promotion
(Flu vaccination for workers and healthcare professionals)
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
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- Page last reviewed: October 25, 2013
- Page last updated: October 25, 2013
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services