A quarter of millennials avoid the influenza vaccine due to cost – American Pharmacists Association

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.

Source: A quarter of millennials avoid the influenza vaccine due to cost | American Pharmacists Association

I guess these people haven’t seen the following public service announcement.

Estimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States: CDC Study Confirms Variability of Flu | Seasonal Influenza Flu | CDC

Estimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States: CDC Study Confirms Variability of Flu | Seasonal Influenza Flu | CDC.

CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 season to the 2006-2007 flu season, flu-associated deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. Death certificate data and weekly influenza virus surveillance information was used to estimate how many flu-related deaths occurred among people whose underlying cause of death was listed as respiratory or circulatory disease on their death certificate.

Just a simple reminder that in any year the flu virus will kill more people than the ebola virus.

Stay calm people.  And get a flu shot.