SEATTLE - As health departments gear up to deal with the flu season, a new KING 5 poll shows that most people have not changed their daily routine because of concerns about Swine (H1N1) flu, and many will not get the swine (H1N1) flu shot.
The poll of 600 adults in the Seattle-Tacoma area, conducted by SurveyUSA, found that 73 percent have not made adjustments in routine. The poll also found that 37 percent are somewhat concerned about swine flu, while 35 percent are not very concerned. Just 14 percent said they are "very concerned."
Fifty-two percent said they will not get a swine flu shot, but 55 percent said they will get a regular flu shot.
According to the survey, 33 percent said they don't believe the swine flu shot is safe and 20 percent said they don't believe it will work.
Thirty-two percent said they will prevent their children from receiving a swine flu shot, while 56 percent said they will let their children get a regular flu shot.
Results of SurveyUSA News Poll on swine (H1N1) flu
Geography Surveyed: Seattle, Tacoma
Data Collected: 09/30/2009
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle
|How concerned are you that you might get sick from Swine flu? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?|
|Not At All||?14%|
|Has anyone you know gotten sick with Swine Flu?|
|Have you personally changed any part of your daily routine because of concern about Swine Flu?|
|When they become available this fall, do you plan to get a swine flu shot?|
|Which one reason best explains why you will not get a swine flu shot this year? Cost? You don't believe they are safe? You don't believe they work? You don't like needles? You don't have the time? Or some other reason?|
|Don't believe they are safe||?33%|
|Don't believe they work||?20%|
|Don't like needles||?6%|
|Don't have the time||?4%|
|Some other reason||?34%|
|Will you get a regular flu shot this season?|
|Will you have your child get a swine flu shot at the doctor's office or at a clinic? Will you let your child get a swine flu shot at school? Or will you keep your child from getting the swine flu shot?|
|At the doctor's office||?47%|
|Will keep from getting||?32%|
|Will your child get a regular flu shot this season?|