Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease, and COVID-19: What do Americans Think?

Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

A new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found key insights into what Americans believe about flu, pneumococcal disease, and COVID-19.

What do patients really believe when it comes to influenza and pneumococcal disease? And what impact does the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have on their attitudes toward vaccination during the upcoming 2020-2021 flu season?

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases commissioned a survey to better understand beliefs and attitudes toward flu, pneumococcal disease, and COVID-19 among US adults. The survey included 1000 responses (897 via the Internet and 103 via telephone) from adults aged ≥18 years representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Find out the results and key takeaways for primary care physicians in the slides below.