Nearly half of pregnant women in the UK will refuse the swine flu vaccine.
Furthermore, about the same number of mothers said they would not allow their children to receive these injections, although babies are at high risk. Experts believe that tens of millions of pounds allocated by the British government for the purchase of expensive vaccines may be wasted. The British simply do not believe the recommendations of their authorities calling for vaccinations.
However, medical experts still insist that pregnant women should be vaccinated in the country first of all. This population is four times more likely to end up in the hospital for flu-related complications. At least two pregnant UK citizens have already died from swine flu.
But expectant mothers are in no hurry for injections. They argue like this: if even doctors and scientists still doubt the effectiveness of these vaccines, then why should we risk not only our own he alth, but also the he alth of our babies? 46% of pregnant women surveyed said they would not get vaccinated.