Percentage of persons who received an influenza vaccination during the past 12 months, by age group and sex:
In the first quarter of 2013, 69.8% of adults aged 65 and over received a flu shot in the last 12 months, followed by 47.2% of people between 50–64, and 28.7% of those aged 18–49. In all age groups, women were more likely to get a flu shot than men. These rates were slightly higher than those in 2012.
This year, Americans have six different ways to get immunized against the flu, including the first-ever vaccines containing four strains of influenza. To read more about this season’s flu vaccines, check out our breakdown, here.