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Pregnant women ‘wary of receiving swine flu jab’

2nd September 2009

Expectant mothers in the UK are displaying a cautious attitude when it comes to signing up to receive a swine flu vaccine, it has been discovered.

According to research carried out by website mumsnet.com, 48 per cent of all pregnant women questioned said they would not receive the swine flu vaccination this autumn.

Of the respondents, just six per cent said that they intend to sign up for the vaccination, while 22 per cent said that they probably will.

Carrie Longton, one of the founders of the website, said that there is clearly a lot of doubt circulating among pregnant women about the benefits of the jab.

She added: “Some are worried about how well it’s been tested, others about its effectiveness and side-effects.”

In other health news this week, a report comparing the foods provided by the UK’s prison system and the NHS found that inmates receive higher levels of nutrition from their diets than people recovering in British hospitals.

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