Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 1994 / Article

Original Article | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 283098 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/283098

Philippe Duclos, "Evaluation of Immunization Coverage in the Adult Population of Canada", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 5, Article ID 283098, 5 pages, 1994. https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/283098

Evaluation of Immunization Coverage in the Adult Population of Canada

Received09 Sep 1993
Accepted05 Apr 1994

Abstract

The immunization coverage of the adult population, availability of records and knowledge of proper schedules were assessed using the Canada Omnibus Survey, a door to door survey of a modified probability sample conducted four times a year. In total, 8021 interviews were completed over four periods. Only 43% of individuals 65 years of age or older reported receiving a dose of influenza vaccine during the year preceding the interview. Twenty-one per cent (38% of those under 25 and 9% of those 65 and older) reported having an immunization booklet at home. Twelve per cent believed that there were no vaccines that they should be receiving regularly. Only 61% of those who believed they should receive some shots regularly knew when the next one was due. Overall, 48% felt they had enough information about the vaccines they should receive. This information will help target immunization programs for the adult population.

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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