Turk Hijyen ve Deneysel Biyoloji Dergisi, vol.79, no.1, pp.25-38, 2022 (Scopus)
© 2022. All Rights Reserved.Objective: In Turkey, it was aimed to investigate the rate of influenza vaccination in patients with chronic diseases, taking into account the factors of gender and age group. Methods: Disease information was obtained from the electronic health records of 18477 people whose data were collected for the Turkey Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors Study in 2011. Among all vaccines recommended in adult vaccination, for influenza vaccine with sufficient data in 2015-2017; Influenza vaccination rates according to sociodemographic characteristics, presence of chronic diseases, age and gender were examined. Results: There was no significant difference between the influenza vaccination rate in men (391 per hundred thousand) and the vaccination rate of women (367 per hundred thousand) according to gender. (X2 = 0,729, sd = 1, p=0,207). Vaccination rates by (in between 45-54, 5564, 65-74 ve 75+) age group showed a significant difference (X2 = 183,012, sd = 3, p<0,001). The highest rate is in the 65-74 age group (1,525 per hundred thousand). A tendency to increase in adult vaccination rate was observed with age. It was also observed that there were significant differences between influenza vaccination rates on the basis of NUTS regions (X2 = 115,832, sd = 11, p<0,001). The highest influenza vaccination rate was observed in the Aegean Region (615 per hundred thousand), while the lowest vaccination rate was observed in North East Anatolia (57 per hundred thousand). Among those with chronic diseases, influenza vaccination seems to be the highest in coronary heart patients (207 per thousand). It was observed that the lowest vaccination rate (94 per thousand) was in the patient group with multimorbidity. When evaluated on the basis of disease, it was observed that the rate of influenza vaccination was at the lowest level (104 per thousand) in those with a diagnosis of hypertension. It was determined that 699 of the people in the sample (n=18477) had influenza vaccination at least once, 409 individuals had only one vaccination, and 7 persons had been vaccinated 4 times. Conclusion: The three-year vaccination rate was calculated as 378 per hundred thousand. In our country, it is important to complete the discussions on adult vaccination and to actively support the adult vaccination program.