OCEAN BEACH, CA. Many of the respondents in our recent poll about the Swine Flu expressed doubts about vaccinations and believed it was much to do about nothing. 73% of those who voted either felt it was not important for them to be vaccinated or the whole thing was “a lot of hype and hysteria.”
34% stated that it was not important for them to be vaccinated. And even more, 39%, believed that the hysteria surrounding the flu and the vaccines was hype – 39%!!
In contrast, only 27% expressed interest in the vaccination. 6% said they had received the vaccine, but 8% said they had tried to be vaccinated but it was not available, and 13% did say they plan on getting vaccinated. (We had one person leave a message that they already had the Swine flu.)
Here is the poll and the responses in the order presented:
What about the swine flu (H1N1) – have you been vaccinated ?
1. Yes, I got the swine flu vaccine.
4—6% of all votes
2. I tried to get the vaccine but it was not available.
5—8% of all votes
3. I plan on getting vaccinated.
8—13% of all votes
4. Nope, it’s not that important for me to be vaccinated.
21—34% of all votes
5. It’s a lot of hype and hysteria.
24—39% of all votes
The poll was based on 62 respondents, and ran from November 9th to the 18th, 2009.