Alternative vaccination locations: Who uses them and can they increase flu vaccination rates?

Bruce Y. Lee, Ateev Mehrotra, Rachel M. Burns, Katherine M. Harris

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Since many unvaccinated individuals do not regularly contact the traditional health care system, we sought to determine the role that alternative vaccination locations (e.g., workplaces and retail clinics) could play in increasing influenza vaccination coverage. Between February 14, 2008 and March 10, 2008, a 25-question influenza vaccine questionnaire was administered to a nationally representative, stratified sample of panelists. Our results found that while alternative locations are covering some segments not captured by the traditional health care system (e.g., younger, working, white individuals in metropolitan areas), they are not serving many other segments (e.g., minority, rural, or lower income patients).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4252-4256
Number of pages5
Issue number32
StatePublished - Jul 9 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Influenza vaccine
  • Retail clinics
  • Vaccination location
  • Workplaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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