Blog | Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More health workers unsure about H1N1 vaccination


In a follow-up to Tuesday's post that found Canadian health workers might refuse an H1N1 vaccine during a pandemic, another report finds about half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine. According to the BMJ, when the World Health Organization raised the H1N1 flu alert level to 5 in May, only 47.9% of 2,255 Hong Kong surveyed health workers were willing to get vaccinated, up from 28.4% surveyed a few months prior. An accompanying editorial in BMJ gently encourages vaccination while quelling fears of potential harms from vaccination.