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Public cringes at vaccine shot

By Shan Juan | China Daily | Updated: 2009-10-26 07:29

More than 54 percent of Chinese people do not plan to receive the A/H1N1 flu vaccine because they doubt its safety and quality, according to a new survey by China Daily and major portal

Public cringes at vaccine shot

The initial results from 2,000 respondents stand in significant contrast with a survey conducted by two months ago in which 76 percent of 2,000 said they want the inoculation. It also marks the first time that more than half of a poll's respondents have shown a lack of trust in the vaccine.

"The vaccine has been developed and administered so quickly that I couldn't help questioning its quality and reliability," said Zhang Lin, a 36-year-old working mom in Beijing, who refused free vaccination for her 8-year-old boy.

Public cringes at vaccine shot

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