Survey finds less than half of Americans to get flu shot in 2013 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Survey finds less than half of Americans more likely to get flu shot in 2013


A new survey from CVS/pharmacy released Tuesday found that less than half of those surveyed (46%) were more likely to get a flu shot this year following last season's late flu outbreak. But many more - 59% - said they consider it a social responsibility to get the flu shot every year in order to keep their community healthy and minimize the spread of the influenza virus.

CVS/pharmacy says it's offering flu shots this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone who is at least 6 months old get a flu shot as soon the vaccine is available.

Convenience is a major driver in a consumer's decision about where to receive a flu shot. Nearly half (47%) of the respondents agree that it is inconvenient to make an appointment for a flu shot. 

In addition, Target and Walgreens are also offering flu shots.

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