Flu Impact on Minorities

WASHINGTON H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African Americans, Hispanics and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, Fighting Flu Fatigue, from the Trust for America's Health. At the same time, both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination rates were lower for African Americans and Hispanics than for

WASHINGTON — H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African Americans, Hispanics and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, “Fighting Flu Fatigue,” from the Trust for America's Health. At the same time, both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination rates were lower for African Americans and Hispanics than for Whites.

During the 2009-2010 flu season:

  • African American hospitaliz

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