Study Suggests Americans Becoming Less Trusting of Vaccines

Posted on October 5, 2011

A research study conducted by NPR and Reuters suggests that American opinion of vaccinations is becoming less trusting, according to recent news reports.

The study found that 24% of people said their opinions about vaccines have been changed completely in the past year, 59% said the change was less favorable and another 26.6% of people were concerned about vaccine safety.

Those who have children in their household were less trusting than those over 65, according to the results.

Responders seemed to think that vaccines would have a bad effect on their long-term health, as that concerned 47% of those questioned. Forty-six percent reported that they were worried about the side effects of vaccines. There is a 21.4% of the population that believes that they cause autism and there are 9.2% of such people who believe that vaccines are a cause of cancer.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I always advise patients to carefully evaluate all the information they are provided when it comes to taking any medication. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of taking a drug, I urge you to contact a product liability lawyer in order to evaluate your legal options.

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