Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Doctors: 29% don't want swine flu shot; another 29% not sure

UPDATE June 17 from the Times of India: "The imported doses of the swine flu vaccine, specially procured by the Union government for doctors and paramedical staff, have found few takers in Maharashtra. Only 811 of the state’s 34,300 medical staff involved in treating H1N1 patients took the shots..."
From The Telegraph, UK:
One third of doctors do not want swine flu vaccination, according to a new poll

The survey, carried out by Healthcare Republic for GP newspaper, found that almost three in 10 GPs said they would not have the swine flu vaccine, with the same number, 29 per cent, unsure whether they would or not.
Out of the 216 GPs polled, more than seven in 10 said they were concerned there had not been sufficient trials.

Richard Hoey, editor of Pulse, said: "The medical profession has yet to be convinced by the Government's whole approach to swine flu, with most GPs now feeling that the Department of Health overreacted in its policy on blanket use of Tamiflu.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your update from the Times of India leads me to believe they have some smart Doctors in India.