Older Adult Flu Vaccination Initiative 2020/21
If we’ve learned anything in 2020, it’s that viral illnesses are serious and can be deadly – especially for older adults. Due in part to much higher rates of chronic conditions, older people make up the majority of flu-related deaths (84%). While older people get flu shots at a higher rate than others (70% – 42%), the pandemic presents challenges such as a fear of going out to get a shot, misinformation about flu shots, and fewer opportunities to get a shot.
Visit Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging’s website for more information on the Flu Vaccination and other helpful resources.