October 5, 2009

Vaccine Is On Its Way, But Public Still Wary

By Kelley Luckstein

Billions of tax dollars have been paid to giant pharmaceutical companies. Millions of doses of vaccine are on their way to huge warehouses across the country. Thousands of health workers are poised to start injecting into arms and squirting up noses.


The question is: When the swine flu vaccine finally arrives this week, will Americans line up to get it?...


"There's a lot of misinformation out there," said Gregory Poland, a flu vaccine expert at the Mayo Clinic.


"Then you mix into that people's concerns about conspiracy theories and government misbehavior and conflicts of interest and all of that, and the average layperson has a difficult time discerning what to do."


Washington Post by Rob Stein, 10/4/09

Tags: flu vaccine, Infectious Diseases

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