Table 1

Criteria used for classifying adults as high priority for receiving select vaccines

Vaccine

Criteria


Influenza

Age ≥ 50 years; ever had diabetes; ever had coronary heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction or some other heart condition; ever had emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or an asthma attack within the past 12 months; or, was diagnosed with cancer within the past 12 months

Pneumococcal

Age ≥ 65 years; ever had diabetes; ever had coronary heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction or some other heart condition; ever had emphysema or chronic bronchitis; had weak kidneys during the past 12 months; had a liver condition in the past 12 months; or, was diagnosed with cancer within the past 12 months

Hepatitis B

Was in a healthcare, police or fire occupation; reported having had a sexually transmitted infection other than HIV in the last 5 years; considered their risk of getting HIV as "high/have AIDS" or "medium high"; or, they answered yes to being in any of the six hepatitis B risk groups (having hemophilia and received clotting factor concentrates, men who have had sex with men, ever used street drugs by needle, ever traded sex for money or drugs, ever tested positive for HIV, or ever had sex with someone in any of these groups)


Stokley et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-6

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