A quarter of millennials avoid the influenza vaccine due to cost

New research from CityMD Urgent Care indicates that more than one-half of millennials say they do not plan to get vaccinated against influenza this year. The survey, which was conducted in September, found that 52% of millennials are not planning to get influenza vaccinations.

New research from CityMD Urgent Care indicates that more than one-half of millennials say they do not plan to get vaccinated against influenza this year. The survey, which was conducted in September, found that 52% of millennials are not planning to get influenza vaccinations. A total of 25% cited cost concerns, while 49% said they did not trust the vaccine could keep them from contracting influenza. In addition, 23% said they do not think they need the vaccine because they have never had influenza. Among other age groups, 49% of those aged 34–44 years old said they would not get vaccinated against influenza, as did 48% of those aged 45–54 years, and 38% of those aged 55–64 years.