65+: Pneumonia shot
Definition: Percentage of people aged 65 and over who ever had a pneumonia vaccination, three-year average
Notes: The data are from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). Respondents were asked the question: "Have you ever had a pneumonia shot? The shot is usually given once or twice in a person's lifetime and is different from the flu shot. It is also called the pneumococcal vaccine." Percentage is a 3-year average, which helps to reduce the year-to-year fluctuation due to small numbers. Percentage is reported under the year at the midpoint of the 3-year period. Data reported for 2000 is a 2-year average of 1999 and 2001. National data is the median of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.