Study: Doctor's appointments persuade more flu shots

March 10, 2017 05:40 PM

Fewer than half of American adults get a flu shot. However, they're much more likely to do it when their doctor makes the appointment for them.

A new study from Rutgers University looked at flu vaccination rates. Patients were three times more likely to show up for their appointment when it was made by a doctor.

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In fact, only five percent of people who were asked to schedule their own appointment did so.


WNYT Staff

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