Twitter Poll: Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

For 24 hours, a Twitter poll asked students if they’ve received their flu vaccine yet.

“The challenge this year is that you’re trying to delineate between normal viral illnesses that we see every year and COVID-19. It’s why we’re pushing — not that we don’t usually push — the influenza vaccination part,” Dr. Kyle Goerl, Lafene Health Center medical director, said. “It’s particularly important this year. We really don’t know what happens on a large scale with co-infection of influencing COVID-19 but it certainly gives me concern.”

Of the 124 respondents, 53 percent indicated they received their flu shot this year. Another 41 participants said they haven’t yet, but “will” get it.

The final 30 respondents said they haven’t and they “don’t plan to” get their flu vaccine this year.

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My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.