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Table 5 Participant attitudes towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine

From: Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 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)