Brit Nurses Fear Swine Flu Vaccine: Poll

One third won't have it for fear of danger; one third undecided
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2009 4:46 PM CDT
An Australian nurse measures a swine flu vaccine dose.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A full two thirds of British nurses are undecided about or outright against getting vaccinated for swine flu, the Telegraph reports. Some 60% of those who plan to decline say they are concerned about the safety of the untested treatment. “I would not be willing to put myself at risk of, as yet, unknown long-term side effects,” one says. Another 31% of nos say there is no need for the vaccine. “I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk,” another says.