|Category||n||Examples from the interview transcripts|
|Vaccinated patients (N = 8)|
|Trust in one’s physician -- specialist or general practitioner (request for advice, following their recommendations)||5||I talked about with her (my general practitioner), and she told me that it’s in my best interest, so I said, ok, I’ll do it, and then... (P9)|
|Suspicion of drugs generally and/or recourse to alternative medicine||2||I know you should not use too much of it [conventional medicine], when he gives me medication to take for 3 weeks or a month, I tend to stop earlier … because I think that this kind of medicine also destroys one’s health a little (P13).|
|Trust in the composition of vaccines||2||…they are drugs...it’s vaccines × years and so I think that there would have been many many more problems, no, no I’m confident... (P18).|
|Suspicion of influenza vaccine at the time of the pandemic||1||There are times when there was a history of vaccination for the bird flu, there...it was a little bizarre this period then, so ... I didn’t do it ... and why? I don’t know, because they said so many things about it that, well (P13).|
|Unvaccinated patients (N = 11)|
|Trust in one’s physician -- specialist or general practitioner||7||
...From the moment that the doctor told me, I’m giving you this medicine, it’s for this ... [...] so I trust the doctor... (P3).|
If I had a problem, I would ask my doctor; she would give me a clear answer and then if it was serious, she would tell me or give me an alternative... (P14).
|Trust in vaccines because of trust in science to develop them||3||Fortunately vaccines exist for all diseases...it’s a good thing that the vaccines that researchers concoct for us protect us from all the crap that floats around! (P15).|
|Suspicion about drugs and/or recourse to alternative medicine||6||
No I don’t take anything, it’ll go away, and so I am opposed to any drug, whether it’s homeopathy or conventional... (P10).|
I even look at other medicines, a lot at Chinese medicine... A lot of phytotherapy, a lot with essential oils... that is, in diabetics, as soon as they have a fever ... an antibiotic is prescribed... so I compensate for that with essential oils... (P3).
|Suspicion of vaccines because of mistrust of the pharmaceutical industry and/or French public health authorities||8||
[Composition of vaccines] we don’t know what they put in them, we don’t know (P3).|
And then there was that thing with H1N1, the ultimate, so I said no, no... but even before that I was doing it already because I didn’t perceive the utility, the need, and then after, it encouraged me in a... in the analysis that I’d done before… (P10).