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Dec 29, 2009 10:55 AM by Associated Press

Public concern over H1N1 waning, poll finds

As the number of new H1N1 swine flu cases decreases and the number of people immunized increases, public concern about swine flu has waned.

Only 40 percent of people in a recent Harvard survey say they are concerned that they or a family member will get sick from swine flu during the next year. That's down from an earlier poll in September, when 52 percent said they were worried about swine flu.

The new poll also finds that most parents who sought vaccine for their children were able to get it. However, one-third say they do not plan to seek it for their kids.

The Harvard School of Public Health polled more than 1,600 adults on Dec. 16 and 17.

 

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