Intent to Receive Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent and Seasonal Influenza Vaccines -- Two Counties, North Carolina, August 2009

Moore, Z.; Standberry, N.; Bergmire-Sweat, D.; Maillard, J.-M.; Horney, J.; MacDonald, P. D. M.; Fleischauer, A. T.; Dailey, N. J.
December 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/25/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 50, p1401
The article summarizes the results of the assessment of the interest of Alamance and Orange counties in North Carolina in August 2009 to receive H1N1 vaccine and seasonal influenza vaccines. The most commonly reported reasons for not aiming to receive H1N1 vaccine are noted, including the belief in a low likelihood infection and concern over the side effects of the vaccine. According to the article, influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza and complications associated with influenza.


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