This year almost 60% of Americans will either get a flu vaccine or plan to get one. Convenience is the predominate factor that makes them more likely to have themselves and their families vaccinated for the flu.
Earlier this year, an online Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CVS Pharmacy revealed that:
- 28% prefer having the vaccine readily available without an appointment
- 20% want to be able to have the entire family vaccinated at one place, at one time
- 42% will get their flu shots in October
"We understand that while most Americans intend to get themselves and their family vaccinated against the flu each year, lack of convenience often prohibits them from accomplishing their goal," said Papatya Tankut, Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs at CVS Health. "That's why we're making it easier than ever to get the whole family vaccinated, quickly and easily, at their local CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic."
Check out more survey results in the infographic below:
While most people get their flu shots in October, the flu shot is already available at CVS Pharmacy. When you get a flu shot you can also get a 20% off shopping pass to help you get any of the other items you may need to help you stay well and happy in the upcoming months. Keep in mind that it can take your body up to two weeks to build up immunity after being vaccinated. Start fighting the flu today, visit CVS.com/flu to find your local CVS Pharmacy or Minute Clinic with flu shots.
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