Table 3

Reasons for visiting a pharmacy for a flu immunisation (those patients eligible for free NHS immunisation that completed the survey, nā€‰=ā€‰199)
Reason for visiting a pharmacy** Number of patients Proportion of total (nā€‰=ā€‰199)
Convenient location 101 51%
Convenient opening hours 85 43%
Prefer the pharmacy environment and/or staff 50 25%
Inconvenient getting to a surgery 37 19%
Vaccine available 23 12%
Saw the service advertised in-store 20 10%
Spur of the moment decision 8 4%
Employer-purchased voucher 8 4%
Staff member 3 2%
GP referral 3 2%
Trust pharmacist 3 2%
Other* 22 11%
Total responses 363

*Other reasons given included GP appointment availability, surgery waiting times, pharmacist recommendation and the pharmacy being less expensive than elsewhere.

**Note that some patients gave more than one reason and therefore the total responses (363) exceed the number of patients who responded to this question (199).

Anderson and Thornley

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

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