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Where are people getting immunizations?

According to a paper by Singleton et al. (Am J Infect Control 2005) a significant number of people receive their influenza vaccination at non-traditional sites. While 62% of the elderly receive and influenza vaccination at a traditional doctor’s office or an HMO, individuals in younger age groups are utilizing other centers of care. For individuals 18-64 years old, 33.2% received a vaccination at their workplace, while 4.5% of individuals in this cohort received and influenza vaccination at a store. Among patients aged 50-64, the later figure rises to 6.5% and is still at 4.8% for the elderly.

This is just more evidence to support the growth in popularity of convenience clinics in the U.S. is not just occurring in the younger age groups.