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Table 2 Reasons for eligibility for a flu immunisation (survey sample n = 199)

From: “It’s easier in pharmacy”: why some patients prefer to pay for flu jabs rather than use the National Health Service

Eligibility criteria* Number of patients Proportion of total (n = 199)
Have a long-term condition 53 27%
Asthma 39 20%
Diabetes 6 3%
COPD 5 3%
Cancer 2 1%
Splenectomy 1 1%
Aged 65 years or over 48** 24%
Care for somebody with a long-term condition 34 17%
Frontline health worker 28 14%
Pregnant 7 4%
Not known 35 18%
Total responses 258  
  1. • Note that some patients satisfied more than one criteria and therefore the total responses (258) exceed the number of patients who responded to this question (199).
  2. **In relation to the number of people aged 65+ for the n = 50 in the text and n = 48 in Table 2 as people had free choice to chose their reason for eligibility and 2 may have chosen a reason other than age.