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Hispanic American high risk adults are 20 percent less likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have ever received the pneumococcal vaccine.

  • In 2015, Hispanic adults were 30 percent less likely to have received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, compared to non-Hispanic whites.
  • In 2015, Hispanic adults aged 65 and older were 40 percent less likely to have ever received the pneumonia shot, compared to non-Hispanic white adults of the same age group.
  • Hispanic children aged 19 to 35 months have comparable rates of immunization for hepatitis, influenza, MMR and polio.
  • Hispanic women are 20 percent less likely to receive an HPV vaccine, as compared to whites.
  • In 2015, Hispanic adults were 40 percent less likely to be fully immunized against hepatitis, as compared to white adults.

Adults (Hepatitis)

Percentage of adults aged 19-49 years, high risk groups, who ever received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2015
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
22.5% 34.9% 0.6

Adults (Influenza)

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2014-2015 season
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
33.0% 48.5% 0.7

Source: CDC 2017. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6611a1.htm

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 and over who received the influenza (flu) shot in the past 12 months, 2015

Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
31.2% 46.9% 0.7

Source: CDC 2017. Health United states, 2016 Table 68
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf [PDF | 11.14MB]

Adults (Pneumonia)

Age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2015
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
41.7% 68.1% 0.6

Age-adjusted percentage of high risk adults aged 19 to 64 years who ever received the pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot), 2015

Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
19.4% 21.1% 0.8

Adults (HPV)

Percentage of women aged 19 to 26, who ever received at least 1 dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2015
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
35.7% 44.7% 0.8

Source: CDC 2017. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6611a1.htm

Adolescents (Hepatitis)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2017
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.8% 92.4% 1.0

Adolescents (MMR)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 2 or more doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccination, 2017
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.0% 92.6% 1.0

Adolescents (Tdap)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of the tetanus diptheria booster or Tdap, 2017
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
86.4% 89.7% 1.0

Adolescents (HPV)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years, who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2017
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic /Non-Hispanic White males Ratio
Male 73.0% 56.7% 1.3
Female 76.0% 63.6% 1.2

Total 74.5% 60.0% 1.2

Source: CDC 2018. TeenVaxView. 2017 Report.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/teenvaxview/data-reports/hpv/index.html

Children (DTaP)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 4 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) , 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
83.3% 84.8% 1.0

Children (Hib)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
92.3% 93.8% 1.0

Children (Hepatitis B)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.1% 91.3% 1.0

Children (MMR)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.6% 91.6% 1.0

Children (Polio)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses of polio, 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
91.7% 92.5% 1.0

Children (Chicken Pox)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 1 dose varicella vaccine (chicken pox), 2016
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
90.2% 90.8% 1.0

Children (Fully Immunized)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who are fully immunized, 2017 (4:3:1:3)
Hispanic Non-Hispanic White Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
71.0% 72.2% 1.0

Source: CDC 2017. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2016. Table 2.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6643a3.htm

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