2021 Chronic Health Conditions Surveys: Gaps between Healthcare Professionals and Adult Patients

Less than half of patients with chronic health conditions report having been vaccinated against flu

Anyone can get sick with influenza (flu), but adults with certain chronic health conditions, including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are at increased risk of flu-related complications and exacerbation of underlying disease, even when the condition is well-controlled, due to the effects of flu-related inflammation that may occur long after acute infection. There is an urgent need to raise awareness of both the dangers of flu and the benefits of vaccination in adults with chronic health conditions.…