Over 40% of Americans Now Refuse Flu Vaccines as Awareness of Side Effects Spreads

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A new study shows that more than 40% of Americans refuse to take the flu vaccine. The top three reasons include harmful side effects, fear of getting the flu from the shots, and conviction that the shots don’t work anyway. Those under the age of 45 are the most likely to reject vaccines. This report from Fox News attempts to convince readers that objections to vaccines are unfounded. -GEG

Have you gotten your flu shot this year?

If the answer is no – and I’m not getting one! – you’re not alone. A new study finds more than 40 percent of Americans have not been vaccinated and, in fact, don’t plan on it either.

This is despite the warnings, potential dangers, and last year’s record-number of flu deaths. The survey was done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

People under the age of 45 were the least likely to report being vaccinated.

The top three reasons why they didn’t want the shot were: bad side effects; thinking they’ll get the flu from the shot; or thinking it doesn’t work.

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