Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Uptake and Location of Vaccination for 2009-H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza
Uscher-Pines, L., Maurer, J., and Harris, K.M. (2011). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Uptake and Location of Vaccination for 2009-H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza.
The authors analyzed nationally representative survey data of US adults collected in March 2010 to “learn more about racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination during the 2009-H1N1 pandemic.” The concluded that Blacks were significantly less likely to be vaccinated against seasonal influenza and 2009-H1N1 than were Whites, and advocate for additional study of how communication and vaccine distribution methods affect vaccine uptake within minority communities.