Medical myths and H1N1

Posted on October 20th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

Public health officials are trying to figure out why a majority of Americans, including many public health nurses and doctors, haveflu-sign told pollsters recently they are wary of the H1N1 vaccine. Wary to the point that they're not sure they will get the shot against H1N1 flu. A look at medical myths and what fuels the fear of vaccines.

 

Gregory Poland, MD: Professor of medicine and infectious disease at Mayo Clinic and director of the Mayo vaccine research group.

 

Sandra Quinn: Associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

 

Rachel Vreeman, MD: Assistant professor of pediatrics in the Children's Health Services Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. She's the co-author with Dr. Aaron Carroll of "Don't Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health."

 

MPR, Midmorning with Kerry Miller, 10/19/09

Tags: flu, H1N1, Infectious Diseases, vaccine

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