Are You Getting A Flu Shot?
A newly released “Consumer Reports” Survey shows fewer people are planning to get a flu shot this year — just one year after the H1N1 pandemic. Researchers found out of 15-hundred participants only 37-percent plan to get vaccinated this year. Around 30-percent say they are definitely not getting a flu shot and 31-percent are still undecided. Among those skipping the flu shot this year, 44-percent say its because of concerns over side effects. Forty-one-percent are concerned with safety and 45-percent say last year’s fear over the pandemic was blown out of proportion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of six-months-old get a flu shot. The CDC says last year about 270-thousand people were hospitalized for the flu and more than 12-thousand died. More than 12-hundred children were among the fatalities.