‘Very alarming’: Majority of millennials skeptical of vaccines

A sizeable number of U.S. millennials, the age group between 24-39, agree with at least some of the ideas promoted by the anti-vaccination movement.

Of millennials surveyed, 55% claim not to have gotten a flu shot in the last year, and 61% believe at least one claim made by anti-vaccination activists, according to a study conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

More than 20% of American men said they did not get a flu shot because they don’t view it as a serious illness, compared to only 5% of women who don’t believe the flu is worth preventing.

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