Support the news

Why Some Forgo the Flu Shot

This article is more than 12 years old.

Demand for the flu vaccine usually drops in the week after Thanksgiving. But federal health officials are worried that demand is already down this year. Millions of surplus doses may have to be thrown out if more Americans don't get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, lots of people say they don't want a flu shot. WBUR's Health and Science reporter Allan Coukell asks, "Why not?"

This program aired on November 27, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion

Support the news