Poll: Almost half of high-risk U.S. adults plan to skip H1N1 vaccine

Even as things stand, the lines for H1N1 vaccination are likely to be long. Still, it seems likely that many Americans aren't going to bother fighting the crowds, according to a new poll by Zogby International.

The poll concluded that 46 percent of adults identified as high-priority recipients don't plan to get an H1N1 vaccination. Of the group, 38 percent worry that the vaccination isn't safe, and 32 percent contend that they don't really need it.

Meanwhile, among the entire U.S. adult population, including those not at higher risk, 32 percent said that they are concerned about H1N1 vaccine safety, and 30 percent said they don't need the shot. A full 62 percent of U.S. adults don't want the vaccine.

Pollsters found there were decided differences between demographic groups. For example, 74 percent of Republicans planned to avoid the shot, compared with only 45 percent of Democrats. And 69 percent of adults tagging themselves as born-again Christians didn't plan to get immunized, compared with 55 percent of those who didn't label themselves in this category.

Get more data from the survey:
- read this Zogby release

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