St. George’s University Doctors Agree with CDC on Importance of Flu Vaccinations

2015 flu poll

St. George’s University Doctors Agree with CDC on Importance of Flu Vaccinations.

More than 92 percent of doctors and public health specialists responding to the third “One World, One Health, One Medicine” poll from St. George’s University recommend that their patients get a flu vaccine, agreeing with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations and believe it will give them a better chance of fighting off the flu this year.

The international University recently polled its alumni from the School of Medicine in response to a spate of recent news reports on this year’s flu vaccine and its reported ineffectiveness. Only 7 percent of those polled felt that the flu vaccine would not be effective against the strains of influenza circulating this year.

Here are the results:

  • Almost 85 percent of doctors said that they urge their family to get a flu vaccine as “the best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated.”
  • More than 53 percent of doctors said that their employer required them to get vaccinated during the flu season.
  • Almost 39 percent of doctors said that as a medical professional they get vaccinated during the flu season although their employer does not require it.
  • More than 54 percent of doctors said that their patients expect them to “practice what they preach” and get a flu shot.