More than half of South Carolina residents tend to skip the flu shot, a new study shows.
So many skip the shot, that the Palmetto State placed above the U.S. average, coming in at 61.1 percent, according to a study by Insurance Quotes, a website that allows consumers to shop and compare quotes online.
On Wednesday, the state’s health agency announced that 22 more people had died of the flu in South Carolina this season, bringing the total number of deaths to 106.
The majority of deaths – 77 – were of seniors who are 65 and older.
Overall, the majority of Americans do not get the flu shot every year, despite the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the study.
Cynthia Roldán: @CynthiaRoldan