A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates

February 24, 2015 7:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's recommendation and a patient's race may play a big role in whether or not people get an annual flu shot, new research reveals.

Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit surveyed about 475 patients and found that 90 percent of them followed through on a doctor's advice to receive the flu vaccine. But just 58 percent of those whose doctor didn't recommend vaccination got a flu shot.

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