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New Survey: Most Women Believe They Are Not up-to-Date on Vaccinations

November 14, 2014
A new national survey from Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) shows that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases.

Seventy percent of survey participants reported receiving at least one vaccination in the last five years to prevent disease—most often citing the flu and tetanus vaccines. When asked about a range of other common vaccines, some of which are recommended only for targeted age groups, most respondents reported they were not up to date.

The survey also indicated that 60 percent of women intended to receive a vaccination in the next five years. The vaccine-preventable diseases women saw as the most serious threats to their health included influenza/flu, pneumonia, and shingles. Although more than 40 percent of those surveyed viewed flu as a serious threat to their health in the next five years, the survey showed that nearly half do not intend to get a flu vaccine in that same time frame.

The press release and infographic can be found here.