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Adults with influenza vaccination

35.30%2018

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Story Behind the Curve

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions. Infection with influenza can cause high fever, diarrhea, and seizures in children. It is estimated that 226,000 people are hospitalized each year due to influenza and 36,000 die; mostly elderly. 

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who received an influenza vaccination in the past year. 

Partners

Utah Department of Health, Logan Regional Hospital, Cache Valley Hospital, Bear River Valley Hospital, Brigham Hospital.

What Works

The seasonal influenza vaccine can prevent serious illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual vaccinations to prevent the spread of influenza. 

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