Thursday, October 15, 2009

Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine:

TUESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is distributed coast to coast, many people say they have safety concerns that may stop them from getting vaccinated.

Although experts say those fears are unwarranted, a recent Associated Press-GfK poll found only about half of Americans said they are planning to get the vaccine. Most of those are older people -- so far among the least vulnerable to the virus.

Almost three-quarters of respondents said they were concerned about the vaccine's safety (although many of these said they still were going to get the shot).

A University of Michigan poll found that only 40 percent of parents wanted to get their children inoculated.


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