Capacity of Local Health Departments to Track, Administer, and Promote Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations for Pregnant Women, Children with Special Healthcare Needs, and Adults with Disabilities

August 25, 2014

This research brief highlights the extent to which local health departments (LHDs) provide and have the capacity to track, administer, and promote influenza (flu) vaccination for pregnant women, children with special health care needs, and adults with disabilities. Contents include data on the percentage of LHDs providing adult and child immunizations for the period 2005-2013 and findings from key informant interviews on seasonal flu vaccination rates, administering and promoting vaccinations, and partnerships. Reimbursement issues; the emergence of retail pharmacies in the immunization market; strategies used to promote flu vaccination; and opportunities, challenges, and recommendations are also discussed.

Produced by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Read full brief here.