Survey: Three out of four seniors expected to get flu shots this season
A total of 74% of seniors age 65 and over are planning to get vaccinated, a survey by major pharmacy chain CVS/pharmacy found. Only 58% of adults ages 55-64 and 43% of those younger than 55 plan to get vaccinated this year, according to the report. People who wish to get inoculated can find a location by visiting Maxim Health System's www.findaflushot.com, or by calling CVS' (888) FLU-SHOT.
Record amounts of the flu vaccine have been made this year, with up to 143 million shots available to the public. CDC officials have expanded their list of people recommended to get a flu shot. Every year, roughly 36,000 people in the United States die from influenza or complications arising from an influenza infection, according to the CDC. Of those, up to 90% are seniors.