The vaccine-safety debate is heating up, and a new survey says there’s some good news for the pharmaceutical industry.
The survey, commissioned by the nonprofit vaccine-research group NNVDA, asked more than 1,000 respondents whether they think vaccines are safe and how safe they think they are, and it found that almost half of those polled said they are “somewhat” or “strongly” in favor of the use of vaccines in the U.S. The survey was conducted between January 6 and January 9, with 1,200 respondents from a broad range of demographic groups, including Republicans, Democrats, liberals, moderates, conservatives, people with a college degree and those who were not religious.
The number of people who say they strongly support the use, or strongly oppose it, of vaccines rose from 20 percent in 2015 to 28 percent in 2016.
The number of vaccine-related deaths rose from 1,944 to 2,937, and the number of vaccinated people went from 6,890 to 8,945.
The numbers also rose for adults 65 and older, who jumped from 5,611 to 6,943.
The results of the survey showed that Americans overall are more optimistic about the safety of vaccines than in any other year since the vaccine was introduced in 1976.
The vaccine is the second most commonly used medicine in the United States.
The most popular vaccines are those approved by the Food and Drug Administration, including those approved for the polio vaccine.
The vaccine safety issue was a top concern for Americans overall in the survey, with almost a third saying they are very concerned.
More than two-thirds said they believe the vaccine can be safely administered without side effects, while nearly half said they think the vaccine is safe for everyone.
Only 6 percent said they don’t think vaccines can be safe.
About half of the vaccine-supporting respondents (47 percent) say the vaccine has been safe or almost safe, while 32 percent said the vaccine could be safe for most people, and 10 percent said it’s safe for only a few people.
About a quarter of those who strongly support vaccines say they are extremely or very concerned about vaccine safety.
The percentage of Americans who say vaccines are unsafe rose from 13 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2017.
The Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the use and safety of vaccine technologies, and NNVD is part of that effort.
It was founded by Andrew Wakefield, who was convicted in 1989 of using a discredited theory of autism to sell the first case of the disease.
In 2017, Wakefield died.