Table 1

Reasons given for not visiting a GP surgery to get a flu immunisation based on the patients who were contact by their GP (sub set survey sample, nā€‰=ā€‰100)
Reason given for not visiting a GP** Number of patients Proportion of patients (nā€‰=ā€‰100)
Not convenient to go there 44 44%
Difficult to get an appointment 34 34%
Vaccine unavailable 21 21%
Prefer to go to a pharmacy 15 15%
Other* 18 18%
Total responses 132

*Other reasons given included not eligible at the surgery (10), unable to access GP (2), patients not wanting to wait (2), patient referred to a pharmacy (1), flu jab batch failures (1), limited flu clinics (1), surgeries considered too crowded (1).

**Note that some patients gave more than one reason, and therefore the total responses (132) exceed the number of patients who responded to this question (100).

Anderson and Thornley

Anderson and Thornley BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:35   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-35

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