CDC: Black, Hispanic and American Indian adults less likely to get flu shots
The CDC is reporting a disparity when it comes to who gets the flu vaccine.
The agency found Black, Hispanic and American Indian adults in the U.S. are less likely to get the shot.
Experts say the same groups of people are also more likely to be hospitalized with the flu.
During the 2021 to 2022 flu season, 54% of white and Asian adults, got the shot, but that number dropped drastically for Black and Hispanic adults.
Hospitalization rates show Black adults were 80% more likely to be hospitalized with flu.
The CDC is creating more programs to help bridge the gap with the goal to raise awareness about the importance of getting the vaccine and educate health care providers on how to get more shots in arms.