44% of Americans received flu shot this season: 6 survey findings


Thirty-seven percent of adults don't plan to get a flu shot this year, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

For the poll, NORC surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,020 adults between Nov. 7-11.

Six survey findings:

1. Forty-four percent of survey respondents reported getting a flu shot this season.

2. Another 18 percent had not yet gotten the vaccine but planned to do so.

3. People over age 60 demonstrated the highest vaccination rate of all age groups (65 percent).

4. Adults ages 45-59 were least likely to report getting the flu shot (34 percent).

5. About 43 percent of adults who live with children under age 18 said they don't plan to vaccinate their kids.

6. The most common reason adults cited for not planning to get a flu shot was a concern about side effects (37 percent), followed by the belief that the vaccine is not effective (36 percent).

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