Most common reasons for HCPs receiving, refusing a flu vaccine

The percent of healthcare personnel who receive influenza vaccinations has increased over the past four years. In 2013-14, 75.2 percent of HCPs reported receiving the flu vaccine, up from 63.5 percent in 2010-11, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Here are the top three reasons HCPs reported receiving a flu vaccine.

1. "To protect myself from flu." — 43.5 percent

2. "My employer requires me to be vaccinated for flu." — 25.5 percent

3. "To protect patients from getting flu." — 8.5 percent

Here are the top three reasons HCPs did not get vaccinated.

1. "I might get sick from the vaccine." — 20.1 percent

2. "I don't think that flu vaccines work." — 16.3 percent

3. I don't need it." — 16.0 percent

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