Patients in UK ‘shunning’ swine flu jab

| 18/11/2009

(msn): More than half of patients are turning down the swine flu vaccine, a snapshot survey has suggested. A Pulse magazine poll of 107 GPs found some people were concerned about possible side-effects of the jab while others believed there was no need to have it because the virus is mild. Family doctors are currently vaccinating people at high risk from swine flu, including pregnant women, health workers and those with asthma, heart disease and diabetes. The poll of GPs in England found resistance to the jab was particularly high among pregnant women and, overall, only 46% of patients offered the vaccine are thought to have said yes.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s terribly sad as to how uninformed about the H1N1 vaccine so many people are. If they would look at the incidence of reactions to the vaccine they would realize it is lower than the seasonal flu vaccines.