Table 5

Participant attitudes towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine

Vaccination statements

Participant responses

% (n)


If a "swine flu" vaccine was made available to the general

public, would you get vaccinated?

Yes

54.7% (343)

No

42.9% (269)

Not specified

2.3% (15)

Only people who are have underlying medical problems or who are pregnant should be vaccinated

Agree

34.9% (219)

Disagree

46.3% (290)

Unsure

16.6% (104)

Not specified

2.2% (14)

I will get the "swine flu" vaccine if the Australian government recommends it

Agree

52.5% (329)

Disagree

25.4% (159)

Unsure

19.8% (124)

Not specified

2.4% (15)

I will get the "swine flu" vaccine if my doctor recommends it

Agree

71.5% (448)

Disagree

13.4% (84)

Unsure

12.8% (81)

Not specified

2.2% (14)

The "swine flu" vaccine will protect me from the "swine flu"

Agree

44.7% (280)

Disagree

14.7% (92)

Unsure

37.8% (237)

Not specified

2.9% (18)

I am concerned about the side effects of the "swine flu" vaccine

Agree

42.4% (266)

Disagree

27.6% (173)

Unsure

27.3% (171)

Not specified

2.7% (17)

I am concerned that the vaccine has not been tested adequately

Agree

41.1% (258)

Disagree

24.4% (153)

Unsure

32.2% (202)

Not specified

2.2% (14)

The "swine flu" vaccine may cause the "flu" in some people

Agree

40.2% (252)

Disagree

17.9% (112)

Unsure

39.6% (248)

Not specified

2.2% (15)

The "swine flu" vaccine will stop the spread of "swine flu"

Agree

30.9% (194)

Disagree

24.6% (154)

Unsure

42.1% (264)

Not specified

2.4% (15)


Seale et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-99

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