Gen X largely shrugged off call for H1N1 shots

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About 2 of every 3 American adults aged 36 to 39 tracked the frenzy of reports that erupted after the swine flu pandemic broke out and concluded that there was something there that was at least mildly concerning. But in the end only 1 of every 5 went to the trouble of being vaccinated against it, according to a new study. And Generation X turned to friends, co-workers and families for the information they trusted the most. "In the decades ahead, the young adults in Generation X will encounter numerous other crises--some biomedical, some environmental and others yet to be imagined," said author Jon Miller. "They will have to acquire, organize and make sense of emerging scientific and technical information, and the experience of coping with the swine flu epidemic suggests how they will meet that challenge." Report

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