Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?

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Season 7, Episode 11

This week on Freakonomics Radio: what if there were a small step you could take that would prevent you from getting sick, stop you from missing work, and help ensure you won’t play a part in killing babies, the sick, and the elderly?

That actually exists: it’s called the flu shot. But a lot of people don’t get it. Why?

Plus: if you could take a test that would foretell your future – at least your medical future – would you? And if you did, how would that affect the way you live your life?

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Why Doesn’t Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?” and “Do You Really Want to Know Your Future?

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