According to the latest NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll conducted for US National Public Radio 46% of Americans polled were concerned about a fear of side effects of vaccines and 47% of respondents had concerns about uncertainty about long-term health effects. Autism remains a top worry, with 21 percent of respondents saying they believe autism is linked to vaccines. About 7 percent believe in a link between vaccines and diabetes.
Among households with children under 18, 30 percent were concerned about the safety or value of vaccines.
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Worries About Autism Link Still Hang Over Vaccines – by Scott Hensley – US National Public Radio – September 29, 2011
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