Elderly Health

Influenza vaccination in older adults (aged 65 years or older)

Individuals who received a seasonal influenza vaccination (numerator), among Individuals aged 65 years or older (denominator)

Rational:

Influenza (flu) is a common and contagious respiratory illness caused by a set of viruses that can result in serious complications or death [1]. During influenza seasons, approximately 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in the elderly [2]. A seasonal influenza vaccine is therefore recommended in Israel for the entire population (aged 6 months or older), with a special emphasis on several high-risk groups, including all persons aged 65 years or older [3].

Numerator:

Individuals in the denominator who received a seasonal influenza vaccination

Denominator

Individuals aged 65 years or older

Notes:

None

Notes:

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2013. “Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics.” Last modified September 12. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm
[2] Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine- Preventable Disease: Influenza. (Prevention UCfDCa ed., 13 edition. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2015.
[3] In Hebrew: 2017 ,“1999האגף לאפידמיולוגיה משרד הבריאות , “תדריך חיסונים . [Online]. Available: https://www.health.gov.il/UnitsOffice/HD/PH/epidemiology/td/docs/tadrich_Chisunim.pdf [Accessed: 12-June-2018]

Results:
Influenza vaccination by year
Influenza vaccination by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex


National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל