|Reasons for visiting a pharmacy for a flu immunisation (those patients eligible for free NHS immunisation that completed the survey, n = 199)|
|Reason for visiting a pharmacy**||Number of patients||Proportion of total (n = 199)|
|Convenient opening hours||85||43%|
|Prefer the pharmacy environment and/or staff||50||25%|
|Inconvenient getting to a surgery||37||19%|
|Saw the service advertised in-store||20||10%|
|Spur of the moment decision||8||4%|
*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).
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Anderson and Thornley BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:35 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-35