|People Are Becoming Aware!|
More than half of consumers say they do not plan to get a flu shot this season, according to a recent survey conducted by CVS/pharmacy.
Despite recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine every year, just over half (51%) of the respondents say they do not plan to get a flu shot this season. The top reasons consumers cited in the survey for not getting vaccinated are being worried about potential side effects of a flu shot and not being sure that flu shots are effective.
However, the CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. Also, the flu shot cannot give people the flu because the viruses used in the vaccine are inactivated. Possible minor side effects include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given or a low-grade fever that usually lasts one to two days. Almost all people who receive a flu shot have no serious problems from it, the company stated.
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