Adults' reasons for not getting the flu vaccine in the U.S. as of 2018

Percentage of U.S. adults that had select reasons for not getting the flu vaccine during the last flu season as of 2018

by John Elflein, last edited Jul 4, 2019
Adults' reasons for not getting the flu vaccine in the U.S. as of 2018 This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that had select reasons for not getting the flu vaccine during the last flu season as of 2018. According to the data, 48 percent of respondents did not get the flu vaccine because they did not trust the flu vaccine.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that had select reasons for not getting the flu vaccine during the last flu season as of 2018

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Percentage of respondents
I do not trust the flu vaccine48%
Do not feel I need it to prevent the flu40%
The flu vaccine is not effective and therefore not worth getting26%
Not enough time11%
My doctor did not recommend it8%
Not covered by my insurance7%
Percentage of respondents
I do not trust the flu vaccine48%
Do not feel I need it to prevent the flu40%
The flu vaccine is not effective and therefore not worth getting26%
Not enough time11%
My doctor did not recommend it8%
Not covered by my insurance7%
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by John Elflein, last edited Jul 4, 2019
This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that had select reasons for not getting the flu vaccine during the last flu season as of 2018. According to the data, 48 percent of respondents did not get the flu vaccine because they did not trust the flu vaccine.
Show more
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