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Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

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Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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School of Agriculture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
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Department of Health Promotion & Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Institute for Disaster Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Grady College Center for Health and Risk Communication, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Academic Editors: José Tuells, Olivier Epaulard and Zitta Barrella Harboe
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(15), 7753; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157753
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 5 July 2021 / Accepted: 9 July 2021 / Published: 22 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vaccination Research for Public Health)
Effective COVID-19 vaccine distribution requires prioritizing locations that are accessible to high-risk target populations. However, little is known about the vaccination location preferences of individuals with underlying chronic conditions. Using data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), we grouped 162,744 respondents into high-risk and low-risk groups for COVID-19 and analyzed the odds of previous influenza vaccination at doctor’s offices, health departments, community settings, stores, or hospitals. Individuals at high risk for severe COVID-19 were more likely to be vaccinated in doctor’s offices and stores and less likely to be vaccinated in community settings. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 vaccine; vaccine distribution; vaccination location; doctor’s office; store COVID-19 vaccine; vaccine distribution; vaccination location; doctor’s office; store
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Fonzi, V.; Thapa, K.; Luitel, K.; Padilla, H.; Harris, C.; Khan, M.M.; Nowak, G.; Rajbhandari-Thapa, J. Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7753. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157753

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Fonzi V, Thapa K, Luitel K, Padilla H, Harris C, Khan MM, Nowak G, Rajbhandari-Thapa J. Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(15):7753. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157753

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Fonzi, Victoria, Kiran Thapa, Kishor Luitel, Heather Padilla, Curt Harris, M. M. Khan, Glen Nowak, and Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa. 2021. "Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 15: 7753. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157753

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