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Table 3 Attitudes towards vaccination (n = 252 unless stated otherwise)

From: A cross-sectional study of pandemic influenza health literacy and the effect of a public health campaign

  Frequency % 95% CI
Seasonal influenza vaccine 2009
Does not protect against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza 138 54.8 48.4–61.0
Unsure 60 23.8 18.8–29.6
Never had seasonal vaccine 109 43.3 37.1–49.7
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine
Had the new vaccine 56 22.2 17.3–27.9
Intend to have it 36 14.3 10.3–19.4
Neither 154 61.1 54.8–67.1
Reasons for not getting the new vaccine or not intending to get it (n = 154)
Low risk patient 47 30.5 25.0–36.7
Vaccine has side effects 30 19.5 14.9–25.1
Could not be bothered 27 17.5 13.1–22.9
The new pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine may not be effective next year due to viral changes 24 15.6 11.5–20.8
Prepared to wait for winter 2010 18 11.7 8.1–16.5