NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans
The online survey found that 52 percent of millennials are not planning on getting a flu shot this year. Fielded by Harris Poll's Quick Query between September 13-15, 2016, the survey polled 2,080 adults ages 18 and older on their intention for a flu shot and reasons they may forgo the flu shot.
When asked why, millennials cited the following:
"The flu is something to take very seriously, no matter your age," said Dr. Dawne Kort, attending physician at CityMD. "While the severity of the flu season varies each year, you want to best prepare your immune system for this infectious disease. The flu shot is the most effective way to keep your body healthy."
The CDC reports that the peak of flu season occurs anywhere from late November through March, and provides influenza reports each week beginning in October. The CityMD survey also found that only 7 percent of Americans have already received a flu shot, as of September 15, 2016.
In comparison to other age groups, the propensity toward getting a flu shot does increase as respondents got older, but still not at the rate CityMD says they should be to keep influenza cases low this year.
Americans Not Planning on Getting a Flu Shot
Additional findings from the survey among U.S. adults who don't plan to get a flu shot include:
For CityMD's recommendations on planning for the 2016 influenza season, visit CityMD.com.
Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of CityMD from September 13-15, 2016 among 2,080 adults ages 18 and older, among which 433 are millennials ages 18-34 and 859 don't plan to get a flu shot. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
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