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OECD Health Statistics 2016

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This series of key statistical publications provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
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logo_new_els November 2016

Only 50% of people aged over 65 are vaccinated against influenza on average across OECD countries

Influenza vaccination coverage, population aged 65 and over, 2004-2014 (or nearest year)


Only half of people aged over 65 were vaccinated against influenza in 2014 on average across OECD countries, a proportion that has remained stable over the past ten years on average and has declined in several countries. Only a few OECD countries are meeting the WHO recommendation of 75% vaccination coverage in this age group.

A number of issues may need to be addressed to increase vaccination coverage, including a low perception of risk among older people, fear of side effects, and issues related to access and cost of the vaccine, among others.

Information on data for Israel:

Source: OECD Health Statistics 2016.

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