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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005

Dispatch

Australian Public and Smallpox

David N. Durrheim*†Comments to Author , Reinhold Muller‡, Vicki Saunders‡, Rick Speare‡, and John B. Lowe§
Author affiliations: *Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; †Newcastle University, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; ‡James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; §University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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Table 2

Responses of 418 persons who did not report being vaccinated against smallpox who would accept vaccination under various hypothetical conditions, Australia, 2004

Would accept vaccination… Yes, n (%) No, n (%) Do not know, n (%) No answer, n (%)
As a precautionary measure? 186 (44.5) 202 (48.3) 15 (3.6) 15 (3.6)
If cases were reported in the world? 193 (46.2) 199 (47.6) 11 (2.6) 15 (3.6)
If cases were reported in Australia? 259 (62.0) 132 (31.6) 12 (2.9) 15 (3.6)
If cases were reported in your community? 332 (79.4) 62 (14.8) 9 (2.2) 15 (3.6)

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