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Elite Daily: Are Flu Shots Really Necessary? More People Are Opting Out Of The Shot
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Elite Daily: Are Flu Shots Really Necessary? More People Are Opting Out Of The Shot
Jan 16, LabFinder

Friends, I think it’s time you and I had a little chat. I realize that every year, you’re fed the same PSA: Holiday season is flu season, so make sure you’re taking every necessary precaution (re: getting the flu shot) to avoid catching even the slightest hint of the illness. The age-old spiel probably sounds like a broken record by now, but unless you want to spend your holiday season feeling anything but merry and bright, you might want to take notes. Still, despite the warnings, it seems like people are starting to question whether flu shots are really necessary. Let’s just say the numbers from a new survey have trickled in, and apparently, people aren’t exactly running to the pharmacy to get the vaccine this year.

The new survey comes from researchers at the University of Chicago, and according to the results, the number of people making appointments with their doctors or showing up at local health clinics to get vaccinated, versus how many people have yet to get vaccinated at all, are pretty dismal. The survey’s press release shows that, as of mid-November 2018, 57 percent of adults in the U.S. had not gotten vaccinated for the flu. What’s worse, according to the survey, 41 percent of those who haven’t been vaccinated yet have no intention of getting the shot at all this season.

Read the full article on Elite Daily.