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Table 1 Frequency of target groups prioritized and subsidized to receive the pandemic 2009-10, seasonal 2009 & 2009-10, and seasonal 2010 & 2010-11 vaccines

From: An analysis of national target groups for monovalent 2009 pandemic influenza vaccine and trivalent seasonal influenza vaccines in 2009-10 and 2010-11

  Seasonal 2009-10 vaccine Pandemic 2009-10 vaccine Seasonal 2010-11 vaccine
  Priority Subsidy Priority Subsidy Priority Subsidy
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Countries 33 - 20 - 72 - 57 - 34 - 28 -
Age (year)             
0-5 13 (39.4) 5 (25.0) 33 (45.8) 18 (31.6) 13 (38.2) 8 (28.6)
6-11 2 (6.1) 3 (15.0) 17 (23.6) 9 (15.8) 2 (5.9) 2 (7.1)
12-15 1 (3.0) 1 (5.0) 15 (20.8) 5 (8.8) 1 (2.9) 1 (3.6)
16-39 1 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 10 (13.9) 4 (7.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
40-64 6 (18.2) 1 (5.0) 3 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 4 (11.8) 2 (7.1)
65+ 32 (97.0) 18 (90.0) 12 (16.7) 9 (15.5) 30 (88.2) 23 (82.1)
Underlying medical conditions             
Chronic illness 30 (90.9) 16 (80.0) 63 (87.5) 31 (54.4) 31 (91.2) 22 (78.6)
Pregnant 15 (45.5) 6 (30.0) 65 (90.3) 26 (45.6) 22 (64.7) 16 (57.1)
Disabled 2 (6.1) 1 (5.0) 1 (1.4) 1 (1.8) 1 (2.9) 2 (7.1)
Obese 1 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 20 (27.8) 7 (12.3) 9 (26.5) 7 (25.0)
Role & occupation             
Health care worker 23 (69.7) 9 (45.0) 66 (91.7) 27 (47.4) 25 (73.5) 14 (50.0)
Care home resident 17 (51.5) 9 (45.0) 1 (1.4) 1 (1.8) 20 (58.8) 11 (39.3)
Animal contact 13 (39.4) 5 (25.0) 2 (2.8) 2 (3.5) 10 (29.4) 8 (28.6)
Close contact 12 (36.4) 5 (25.0) 16 (22.2) 5 (8.8) 18 (52.9) 10 (35.7)
Care home worker 11 (33.3) 5 (25.0) 11 (15.3) 5 (5.3) 13 (38.2) 6 (21.4)
Essential community service 9 (27.3) 4 (20.0) 27 (37.5) 13 (22.8) 7 (20.6) 5 (17.9)
Laboratory worker 4 (12.1) 1 (5.0) 7 (9.7) 1 (1.8) 2 (5.9) 1 (3.6)
Traveler 3 (9.1) 1 (5.0) 1 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.9) 1 (3.6)
Teacher 2 (6.1) 0 (0.0) 5 (6.9) 2 (3.5) 3 (8.8) 2 (7.1)
Aboriginal 2 (6.1) 1 (5.0) 5 (6.9) 0 (0.0) 3 (8.8) 1 (3.6)
Financial need* - - 2 (10.0) - - 3 (5.3) - - 2 (7.1)
Universal - - 2 (10.0) - - 21 (36.8) - - 3 (10.7)
  1. * financial need group for whose low-income cannot afford the vaccine.
  2. universal for countries which provided subsidy for all.