Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates What Works
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Low vaccination rates represent missed opportunities to vaccinate during health care visits. See first graph.

The physician's recommendation is the most important factor/reason why people get vaccinated. Even those with negative attitudes about vaccinations will accept vaccination upon their physician's advice. See second graph.

Missed Opportunites for Vaccinations Among Persons 65 and Older Who Reported Having Seen a Physician in the Past Year (NHIS, 1993). Down the left hand side: Percentage vaccinated 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80. Vaccinated for Influenza 60%; Missed Opportunity for Influenza 40%

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