Arizonans cautious about H1N1 flu vaccine

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by Suzanne Bissett / 3TV Health Reporter

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Posted on October 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 28 at 5:59 PM

More than seventy-thousand people waited in line last weekend for their chance at the H1N1 vaccine, but when the vaccine starts flowing into Arizona again, will we see another rush of people?  A new Arizona State University (ASU) poll shows that the majority of Arizonans don't want the swine flu vaccination when it does become readily available.

According to a poll conducted by the Cronkite School at ASU, out of the 652 people surveyed, 54 percent say they won't get vaccinated.  Forty-one percent say they will get the vaccine and the remaining five percent are undecided.

And while some Arizonans are opting not to get the swine flu shot, school based H1N1 vaccine clinics will start vaccinating Monday here in Maricopa county.  The Mollen immunization clinics are offering both the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot at participating schools over the next few weeks.

The county health department says more vaccine is expected to arrive sometime this week.  School districts in Chandler and Queen Creek will be some of the first clinics to offer the vaccine. 
   
Details on flu clinics:  Hotline
 

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