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Here's why millennials don't see the point of getting a flu shot

Here's why millennials don't see the point of getting a flu shot

A recent study shows the majority of millennials are planning to not get the flu shot because they don't see the point.

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CityMD's study shows out of more than 2,000 respondents, 52 percent of millennials surveyed said they won't be getting the flu vaccine this year because of the following reasons:


49 percent said they don't trust that it will keep them from getting the flu.

  • 29 percent said they think it could make them sick.
  • 25 percent don't want to spend the money.
  • 23 percent don't think they need it because they've never gotten the flu.
  • 4 percent don't know where to get the flu shot.

The study was conducted on adults age 18 and older to see if Americans planned on getting the flu shot during the 2016-2017 influenza season, which typically peaks between late November to March.
While 25 percent said they didn't want to spend the money for a flu shot, the CDC reports the average cost of the vaccine is between $25-35. That's the price of a week's worth of Starbucks coffee every day or roughly filling your car's tank mostly full with gas. At any rate, it is cheaper than missing four days or more of work due to contracting the flu.

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In the age of google, a shocking 4% of millennials claimed they did not know where to get the flu shot. Here's where you can find a flu clinic near you.  

Do you plan on getting the flu shot this year?

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