From 2005 to 2010, there has been a significant decrease in the percentage of the Niagara populations aged 12+ who have received their annual flu shot.
In 2005, 61.9% of the population received the vaccination, while between 2009 and 2010, 42.9% of the population had the annual flu shot. Currently, there is no significant difference between the percentage of those receiving the flu shot in Niagara and Ontario.
Data has been age standardized based on 1991 Canadian Census.
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey, Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario MOHLTC.
In Niagara, the percentage of those aged 12-64 who receive the flu shot has also significantly decreased between 2005 and 2009-2010. In 2005, 59.3% of the population ages 12-64 received the flu shot, while in 2009-2010, 38.8% received the flu shot.
Of those ages 65+, there has not been a significant change in the proportion of individuals receiving the flu shot. In 2005, 90.1% received the flu shot, while in 2009-2010, 82.7% received the flu shot.