Flu season is gearing up, and so is discussion about the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control recently revealed that fewer people received a flu shot last year, with especially concerning declines among people ages 50 and older.
So what’s going on? Why aren’t we getting flu shots when the flu kills 24,000 people in the U.S. each year, and older adults are among the most at risk of being hospitalized or dying from the disease? One reason could be misinformation.