What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of adults 65 and older who reported ever receiving a pneumonia vaccine.

Why is this indicator important?

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). There are different types of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, and otitis media. The pneumonia vaccine is very good at preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2011

Category: Infectious Diseases

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System