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Table 11 Public’s opinion on preparedness policy to an epidemic emerging overseas (N = 2018)

From: Analysis of public responses to preparedness policies: the cases of H1N1 influenza vaccination and gas mask distribution

Recommended policy Old vaccine (%) New vaccine (%) Answer Old vaccine n New vaccine n
Wait and see a 27.7 48.5    
    1) State should monitor epidemic and not procure vaccine 559 978
Get prepared b 22.9 15.5 2) State should procure vaccine but not vaccinate yet 462 313
Vaccinate c 39.8 27.9    
    3) State should procure vaccine and vaccinate people at-risk 603 440
    4) State should procure vaccine and vaccinate everyone 200 123
Unknown 9.6 8.1 No opinion 194 164
  1. a Defined as choosing answer 1.
  2. b Defined as choosing answer 2.
  3. c Defined as choosing answers 3 or 4.