|Category||Number of responses decisions||Influence on H1N1 vaccine||Representative example(s)1|
|Safety concern||39||Perceived dangers |
(direct or indirect)
associated with H1N1 vaccination.
|There are countless studies on vaccines being linked to autism in children and other studies done that have linked vaccinations to Alzheimer's. |
I believe that vaccinating everyone will provide a selective pressure for the virus to evolve further.
I have seen a lot of cases with my friends where they get the vaccine and end up getting the flu because they are putting a “nonharmful” live virus into your body.
|Severity||17||Beliefs regarding the severity of H1N1 influenza.||For something that is basically an overblown oversensationalized version of the common flu no thank you but I do not need a vaccine. |
If I get it, I get it. If I do not I do not. I am not really worried about it at all. Also if I get it, it will be a good workout for my immune system and I will just let nature run its course.
|Medical dislike||16||General feelings toward medical procedures or environments.||My sisters and I have always refused taking cough syrup when my family gave it to us. I think that had a negative effect about me taking the vaccine. |
I hate hate hate (sic) getting shots.
|Efficacy||15||Beliefs regarding effectiveness of the H1N1 vaccine in protecting against H1N1 influenza.||I believe that most of the H1N1 virus had already passed through and effected most people by the time the vaccine arrived. |
I most likely would not get this until I knew for sure that the results 100% provable!
|Susceptibility||14||Perceptions of how widespread H1N1 is or one's personal likelihood of contracting H1N1.||I feel my immune system is strong enough that right now at my age I do not need a flu or H1N1 vaccine. |
I do not want the vaccine simply because the chances of me getting the H1N1 flu are not all that high as long as I take care of myself and sanitize.
|Information||11||Adequacy of knowledge and information regarding H1N1 and the H1N1 vaccine.||I have not learned enough about the H1N1 vaccine to decide to get it for myself. |
My knowledge is limited—as I assume is the case for many students. Knowledge will influence whether or not a person is to get vaccinated.
|Obstacles||9||Conditions that facilitate or interfere with obtaining an H1N1 vaccine.||I would only use free preventions. |
If it was a nasal spray that was given in our dorms I would get the vaccine.
|History||6||Respondent's history of receiving seasonal flu or other vaccines.||I have never had a flu vaccine which is why I did not have the H1N1 vaccine. |
I nor any members in my family have ever gotten the seasonal flu shot.
|Endorsement||5||Advice regarding H1N1 and vaccination.||My father who is a doctor has told me a few times that it really is not that big of a deal.|