Patient Willingness to Skip Flu Shots May Be Issue for COVID Vaccines

Patient Willingness to Skip Flu Shots May Be Issue for COVID Vaccines

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Patient Willingness to Skip Flu Shots May Be Issue for COVID Vaccines

A considerable number of people with Parkinson’s disease living at home missed every flu vaccination given over five years despite being at higher risk of preventable respiratory infections, a single-site U.S. study of homebound and ambulatory patients found. Nearly 25% of these patients also expressed hesitancy about vaccines, and nearly 32% were unsure of their doctor’s recommendations regarding vaccinations. These findings, from a small 2016–17 study, underscore the need to communicate well vaccine importance during the COVID-19…

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