Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of flu illness and lower flu vaccination rates.

In the US, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by influenza (flu). Racial and ethnic disparities in flu vaccination coverage continue across the lifespan, contributing to overall poorer health outcomes in communities of color.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu vaccination coverage among all individuals age 6 months and older during the 2022-2023 season varied by race and ethnicity to include 52% among White, 45% among Black, and 44% among Hispanic populations.

NFID is working in collaboration with partner organizations to develop targeted communications to help raise awareness of the importance of disease prevention and treatment, and to increase vaccination rates among US Black adults.

Reviewed September 2023

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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