Navigation Links
New survey: Flu Shot Still not Catching on, Especially at Retail Clinics
Date:2/24/2009

A new survey from global market research firm Synovate shows that less than half of Americans (42%) received the flu vaccine during the past six months. Of those, only 10% received it at a pharmacy and just 4% received it at a retail clinic.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2009 -- According to a new survey by leading market research firm Synovate, less than half of Americans (42%) received the flu vaccine during the past six months. Of those, only 10% received it at a pharmacy and just 4% received it at a retail clinic.

Although there is a much higher rate of flu vaccination among older Americans 65+ (80%), especially compared to those in younger age groups, this is still lower than the federal government's target of 90% flu immunization for the elderly.

"While most older Americans have accepted the importance of the flu shot, adoption among those who are younger is still quite low," said Terri Crudup, Vice President for Synovate's Healthcare practice. "This is likely because the messages they've heard have focused on the elderly and those working with people who are ill - such as hospital workers - needing it more than the general population."

Among respondents with at least one dependent in their household, less than half (42%) report that their dependent(s) received the flu vaccine in the past six months, and the majority of them (74%) obtained the flu vaccine from their pediatrician's office.

Of those who had obtained the flu vaccine in the past six months, the majority report having received the vaccine either from their doctor's office (43%) or from their employer (23%). Pharmacies and retail clinics in large stores were less popular venues, especially among those aged 18 to 44, suggesting either low patient awareness or low acceptance of such venues for healthcare access.

"Even though retail clinics are actively advertising their ability to give the flu vaccine, it's clear that people are not often using them for that purpose," said Crudup. "This may be because they don't trust retail clinics, they think that their health insurance will only cover the flu vaccine if it's obtained at a doctor's office and / or that they receive their flu shot when they're visiting the doctor for another reason."

Not surprisingly, people in the lowest annual household income bracket (under $25K) are significantly less likely to obtain the flu vaccine compared to those in higher income brackets.

The survey was conducted by Synovate Healthcare (www.synovate.com/healthcare) via Synovate's Omnibus service (www.synovate.com/whatwedo/omnibus-research) with a nationally representative sample of 879 heads of household ages 18+ during January 2009.


About Synovate

Synovate, the market research arm of Aegis Group plc, generates consumer insights that drive competitive marketing solutions. The network provides clients with cohesive global support and a comprehensive suite of research solutions. Synovate employs over 6,000 staff across 62 countries.

For more information on Synovate visit www.synovate.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/flushot/retail/prweb2167174.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ICMA/CIGNA Survey: U.S. Cities and Counties Begin to Focus on Health Risks and Costs
2. Survey: Many Older Physicians Plan to Opt Out of Patient Care
3. Parents survey: Perceptions of the duration of their childs ADHD medication
4. Survey: Two-thirds of Illinois public schools provide comprehensive sex education
5. Survey: Massachusetts Employers, Employees Paying Most for Health Care Plans
6. Survey: 35% of Baby Boomer Nurses Plan a Career Change in the Next One to Three Years
7. Survey: Most People Unsure About Cloned Food
8. Guardian Survey: Despite Perceived Effectiveness, Most Employees Who Participate in Wellness Programs Do Not Stay Committed
9. National Healthcare Decisions Survey: Its Easier to Talk About Drugs and Sex Than End-of-Life Planning
10. 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey:(R) Workers Show Record Drop in Retirement Confidence, Health Care and Economy Are Major Concerns
11. Survey: Employers Have High Confidence They Can Control Health Care Costs With Proper Tools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to ... and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in ... 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced ... 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand ... Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be ... Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx ... services company formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager ... of its new brand, which included the unveiling of ... Fla. , as well as at a few ... introduces the new brand to patients, some of whom ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised ... reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers ... intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled ... December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: