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National Survey on College Students & Flu

National Survey Suggests a Combination of Education, Access, and Incentives May Help Increase Flu Vaccination on College Campuses

Although most college students in the US (70%) believe it is important to get an annual influenza (flu) vaccine, less than half (46%) say they typically get vaccinated, according to results from an NFID survey conducted online by Harris Poll in October 2017 among 1,005 US college students 18-24 years old currently attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.The survey examined student attitudes towards flu vaccination and the results uncovered new insights into increasing participation in vaccination programs on college campuses. Access to the vaccine at low or no cost (61%) and incentives, such as free food or gift cards (61%), were among the top offerings that students say would have a lot of impact on the likelihood of getting vaccinated. Additional details included in survey press release.