Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems
—Jan 04, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Matthew Motta, University of Pennsylvania; Dominik Stecula, University of Pennsylvania, and Kathryn Haglin, University of Pennsylvania
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Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that are at odds with the best available scientific evidence. For example, a recent study found that more than two-fifths, or 43 percent, of Americans believe that the seasonal flu vaccine can give us the flu.