Why Many Patients Aren’t Getting Their Flu Shots

By Caitlin Burke
September 18, 2018

On the heels of one of the worst flu seasons on record, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified one of the biggest barriers preventing patients from receiving their flu shot: the time of day the patient sees their doctor.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania observed 11 primary care clinics over a three-year period and found flu vaccination orders dropped throughout the day, from 44% at 8 a.m. to 32% by 4 p.m.

Read more about why patients aren’t getting their flu shots and what you can do about it from Fierce Healthcare.