Poll: Many won't get H1N1 swine flu shot

Poll: Many won't get H1N1 swine flu shot

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Poll: Many won't get H1N1 swine flu shot

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by KING5.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 11:09 AM

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

Survey
How concerned are you that you might get sick from Swine flu? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?
Very ?14%
Somewhat ?37%
Not Very ?35%
Not At All ?14%
Not Sure ?0%
Has anyone you know gotten sick with Swine Flu?
Yes ?18%
No ?81%
Not sure ?1%
Have you personally changed any part of your daily routine because of concern about Swine Flu?
Yes ?26%
No ?73%
Not sure ?1%
When they become available this fall, do you plan to get a swine flu shot?
Yes ?43%
No ?52%
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?
Cost ?3%
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%
Not sure ?0%
Will you get a regular flu shot this season?
Yes ?55%
No ?43%
Not Sure ?1%
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%
At school ?7%
Will keep from getting ?32%
Note sure ?14%
Will your child get a regular flu shot this season?
Yes ?56%
No ?40%
Not Sure ?4%

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