Fewer than half of Americans say that they are planning to receive the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine, according to recent polls — a trend that is leaving many health professionals at a loss…..
For one thing, there are many different reasons why people say they are unlikely to get vaccinated. Nearly a third are worried about side effects, according to a Harvard School of Public Health survey in September. Twenty-eight percent said they don’t believe they are at risk for a serious case of the flu, while another quarter say they can get medication to treat the flu if they do get sick…..
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