Flu Takes Backseat to COVID-19: Survey of US Adults

Getting sick with COVID-19 is more worrisome to US adults than contracting the flu, the NFID found. How will that impact uptake of the flu shot this season?

Infection with influenza concerns a smaller proportion of US adults than contracting COVID-19, according to a survey conducted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. And, while 61% of those surveyed agree that the best preventive measure against flu is the vaccination, 44% say they are unsure/do not plan to get a flu shot during the 2021-2022 flu season.

More attitudes, beliefs, and potential behaviors around the flu and its treatment and how COVID-19 has affected the way US adults perceive the threat follows in our slide-show summary of findings.