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Socioeconomic disparities in influenza vaccination across Europe: The role of health care regimes

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According to the World Health Organization, influenza epidemics cause about 250.000-500.000 deaths per year worldwide. Vaccination is effective in preventing influenza-related death in the vulnerable population of older persons. This project provides a comprehensive, cross-national analysis of socioeconomic disparities in influenza vaccination and investigates the influence of health care regimes on vaccination uptake and the social gradient. Data come from the 2005/2008 Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Overall, the study finds a clear pro-education and a small pro-income gradient in vaccination uptake. However, the countries driving this pattern have different health care regimes. Greater public provision is associated with higher vaccination rates, but does not address the socioeconomic disparities in vaccination uptake.

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