What Was Measured?

What percentage of medical group members, age 50-64, received a flu shot during the most recent flu season?

These results are based on a survey of a sample of HMO members.

Why Is It Important?

Flu shots, also called vaccines or immunizations, are the best way to reduce the chances of getting the flu for most people.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that people at higher risk for the flu, including adults age 50 and older, should get a shot each flu season. Though in many cases, the fever, headache and fatigue from a flu ends within a week, a flu can lead to serious health problems including pneumonia; ear, nose and throat infections or a worsening of an existing medical condition.

Compare California Scores to National Results

Click here to compare these California health plan scores to the top health plans nationwide.

Flu Shots for Adults 2012 Edition

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Flu Shots for Adults

We compared how HMO members rate their care and services during 2010.
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Western Health Advantage 63%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 58%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 54%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 50%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 47%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 45%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 44%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 41%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 61%*