The Flu Season build up early in the US. It has led to Vaccine Fatigue. But to keep up with pace, vaccination rate is still low.
Selling of the Flu Vaccines is difficult in America. Because of other movements ongoing. Causing the Vaccine Fatigue.
For example anti-vax. The US department of health & Human services sets a target. The set target of vaccination is always 70%.
But only half of the population has got the annual flu shot. This is going from past few decades.
Qoutings of Public Health leaders
Public health leaders says, “it is challenging to get people vaccinated.” Earlier, people used to rush to get vaccinated. Now constant reminders are needed to be given. That too with the announcements of new Covid-19 vaccine availability. But there is huge problem of vaccine fatigue is present. It has become a hard sell. To make people buy vaccines. Vaccines for annual influenza and the covid booster. Dr. William Schaffner qoutes this. He is the medical director of the national Foundation for infectious diseases.
According to the data from the US Centre for Disease Control and prevention. Only fewer vaccines sell happened. And only 26% of the adults got their flu shot. A survey was conducted at the end of October. After this, the experts released deadline for optimal protection this season. Till the end of November, 43% of children got their flu shot.
LJ Tan is the chief strategy officer for the Immunization Action Coalition. He is also the co-chair of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit. A nonprofit organization dedicates to increasing vaccination coverage in the United States. They said, “This is the following public health message. And I think we did it very effectively. – This was to protect yourself against Covid right now. But you can definitely take flu out of the table.
People wanted to be active rather than passive as we emerged from lockdowns. People responded, “Yeah, I’m doing that,” when we said, “You don’t have a Covid vaccine, but you can certainly take flu out of the table by getting a flu vaccine.”
However, the double threat never materialized. For the past two years, flu seasons have been unusually mild. And experts contend that people have relaxed their precautions.
Numerous studies have shown that the flu and Covid-19 vaccine significantly reduce the risk of severe outcomes. This includes hospitalization and death. And for those who become infected. There is ease in the burden on healthcare workers.
Hackell states the following. The decision fatigue results in general vaccine fatigue.
So every year people have to decide whether or not to get the flu shot. And more recently, they have to decide whether or not to get updates to the Covid-19 vaccine. Misinformation or disinformation can enter the process with each new decision.
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