Reasons why people don’t get flu shot

Sarah Wiedersehn
(Australian Associated Press)


The Top Reasons People Don’t Get the Flu Vaccination

* Lack of awareness

* Believe the flu is a ‘mild disease’ or they are ‘not at risk’

* Concern about vaccine safety and side effects

* Wrongly believe the vaccine will give them the flu

* Influenced by others

* Practical difficulty in accessing vaccine

* Difficulty in paying for vaccination

* Healthcare provider didn’t recommend it

* Healthcare provider recommended not to have it

(Source: Associate Professor Julie Leask, Chair of the Australian Collaboration of Social Science and Immunisation)


Like This