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Flu Survey


Flu is serious, yet a recent survey by Families Fighting Flu revealed that most U.S. adults do not understand the dangers of this infectious disease. Here are the most shocking findings:
  • Just 39% of Americans, and 30% of parents of a child under 18, are more concerned about flu than Ebola, a disease much more difficult to catch.
  • More than 4 in 10 (44 percent) U.S. adults responded that the best way to prevent catching the flu is handwashing, when in fact it is an    annual vaccination!
  • More than half (56%) of U.S. adults incorrectly believe that less than 50 children die each year from flu. In fact, approximately 100 children die due to flu each year.
  • If diagnosed with flu, U.S. adults would most miss routine activities, such as grocery shopping (40 percent), work (33 percent) and spending time with family (34 percent).
The flu is a serious concern for everyone, but it is of particular concern for children, and protecting yourself, your family and those around you is critical. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive a yearly flu vaccination.
Remember: It’s Not ‘JUST’ the Flu – It’s a Serious Disease!

Get your flu vaccine today to 
Stay in the Game™!


Please download these educational materials to learn more about the flu and our recent survey.



Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Families Fighting Flu from October 29-31, 2014 among 2,022 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Families Fighting Flu at contact@familiesfightingflu.org. 

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