Main reasons for not getting flu shots in Canada, 2016

This survey depicts the main reasons behind for not getting a flu-shot in Canada, as of 2016. The survey considers only those respondents who did not get a flu-shot. Some 37 percent of respondents stated as reason for not getting a flu-shot that they think they don't need it.

What would you say are the main reasons that you didn't get the flu-shot?*

Percentage of respondents
Don't think I need it37%
Don't think it works35%
Concerned about side effects/risks23%
Just never think of it15%
It's too inconvenient/don't have the time10%
Hate needles9%
Don't want to pay for it7%
Don't know where/how to get it2%
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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period

February 22 to 25, 2016

Number of respondents

958 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Angus Reid Forum members

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Choose up to 2 reasons; asked of those who didn't get the flu shot.

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