How Many Adults Get Flu Shots Each Year?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Madlin Mekelburg; radio story produced by Alexandra HartSeptember 30, 2020 9:35 am,

From PolitiFact:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine to ward off seasonal influenza viruses, which tend to peak during fall and winter.

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, a Republican from North Texas, encouraged his Twitter followers to get vaccinated for the flu, sharing a statistic about how many people have gotten flu shots each year.

“Did you know: in the last 10 years less than half of adults in the US received a flu shot?” he wrote. “This flu season I hope you will consider getting your flu vaccination, despite all of the social distancing measures that are in place around the country.”

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