Cross-Sectional Study on Influenza Vaccination, Germany, 1999–2000

  title={Cross-Sectional Study on Influenza Vaccination, Germany, 1999–2000},
  author={Sybille Rehmet and Andrea Ammon and G. Pfaff and Nikolaus Bocter and Lyle R. Petersen},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To assess influenza vaccination coverage in Germany, we conducted a nationwide telephone survey in November 1999 in adults (>18 yrs) using random-digit dialing. Overall, 23% of 1,190 survey participants reported having been vaccinated (adjusted 18%) with 16% (adjusted 15%) in former West Germany versus 35% (adjusted 32%) in former East Germany. Immunization rates for vaccination target groups were lower in West Germany (21%) than in East Germany (40%). Seven percent of health-care workers were… CONTINUE READING