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Table 2 Reasons underlying unwillingness or hesitation to be vaccinated against pandemic H1N1 (n, %)

From: Did the pandemic have an impact on influenza vaccination attitude? a survey among health care workers

Reasons of unwillingness or hesitation Will not be vaccinated Indecisive Total
Possible side effects 267 (74.8) 251 (82.0) 518 (78.1)
Lack of comprehensive field evaluation before marketing 266 (74.5) 241 (78.8) 507 (76.5)
Implementation in our country before wide implementation in other countries 199 (55.9) 184 (60.1) 383 (57.9)
Vaccines which will be administered here are different than the vaccines in the US 153 (42.9) 137 (44.9) 290 (43.8)
Do not have trust in the effectiveness of the vaccine 157 (44.0) 114 (37.3) 271 (40.9)
Do not trust Ministry of Health's practices 147 (41.2) 104 (34.0) 251 (37.9)
Due to the risk of acquiring H1N1 following vaccination 71 (19.9) 66 (21.6) 137 (20.7)
The disease is mild 59 (16.5) 34 (11.1) 93 (14.0)
Contracting the disease is safer 34 (9.5) 13 (4.2) 47 (7.1)
Other 30 (8.4) 15 (4.9) 45 (6.8)