Among the EU Member States, there is a range of different policies with respect to making influenza vaccines available to the general public — often they are specifically targeted at older groups of people or other at-risk groups. In the EU in 2018, about 41% of those aged 65 and over were vaccinated against influenza.
Among the 23 Member States for which recent data is available, there were considerable differences in the shares of people being vaccinated against influenza: close to 7 out of 10 persons aged 65 and over (69%) were vaccinated in Ireland, with slightly lower shares in the Netherlands (63%), Portugal (61%, 2017 data) and Belgium (59%), while less than 10% of the elderly population were vaccinated in Latvia (8%).
Source dataset: hlh_ps_inmu
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