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Immunizations and Hispanic Americans

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

 

At a glance – Adolescents (HPV)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years, who ever received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, 2017/strong>

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.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/6643a3.htm

Last Modified: 8/30/2018 10:39:00 AM