Flu Shots, Myths, Appointments, and Public Health

I talked about Flu Shots last week, but I came across a few other things when I was following up on the post.  One is a site called Faces Of Influenza by the American Lung Association.  It does a good job of making this public health concern personal by highlighting lots of personal stories.

They also provide a list of myths and address those.

The other thing that this got me thinking of is whether people want appointments.  In general, flu shots have become a walk-in, adhoc business.  Which is nice from a consumer perspective (as long as there’s not a wait), but I have to imagine it’s difficult for the pharmacy to plan their data around.

I know that CVS is now offering apointments as an option for flu shots.  It would be interesting to see what percentage of people choose this option and their demographic attributes.

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