Opinion on effectivness of flu shot in Canada by age 2016

This survey depicts the percentage of adult Canadians who say flu-shots are effective in reducing the occurrence and severity of flu in Canada, sorted by age group, as of 2016. Some 56 percent of respondents aged between 35 and 54 years stated that flu-shots are effective for the general community.

Percentage of Canadians saying that flu-shot is effective as of 2016, by age group*

Age groupFor the individual who gets a flu shotIn the general community
Total63%61%
18-34 years58%57%
35-54 years59%56%
55+ years72%69%
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Source

Release date

March 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

February 22 to 25, 2016

Number of respondents

1,515 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Angus Reid Forum members

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "As a general rule, do you think the flu shot is effective in reducing the occurrence and severity of the flu? (those saying "effective" shown).

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