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Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe?
Web MD ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | Daniel J. DeNoon

Posted on 10/20/2009 8:51:41 AM PDT by Ben Mugged

What do we really know about the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine? What do we really not know?

Questions about the safety of the vaccine persist. Surf the Internet or flip through TV stations and you'll encounter a multitude of myths and a whole lot of hype.

What are the facts? Straightforward answers follow these questions:

Is the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine safe?

Isn't the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine too new to trust?

Why should I believe what government scientists say about swine flu?

Doesn't the H1N1 swine flu vaccine contain thimerosal?

The 1976 swine flu vaccine wasn't safe. Why should I trust this one?

We don't really know what drugmakers are putting in the swine flu vaccine, do we?

Is the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine safe? The hype: Don't worry, the swine flu vaccine is perfectly safe for everyone.

The myth: Don't take it: We have no way of knowing whether the swine flu vaccine is safe.

The facts: No vaccine is 100% safe for everyone. People with allergies to eggs, for example, can't take flu vaccines because eggs are involved in the manufacturing process.

And flu vaccines cause mild but common reactions. About one in three people get a sore arm from the shot, some with a little redness or even swelling. Some 10% to 15% of people feel tired or get a headache; some may even run a low fever.

And vaccines can trigger rare but serious reactions, even among people with no apparent allergies or sensitivities.

So if vaccines aren't 100% safe, why risk them?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: flu; h1n1; influenza; safe; swineflu; vaccine
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To: agrace

Well, I am going to get to test out my hypothesis about your flu and the timing of your flu shot. I recieved my vaccination 1 week ago today, my son just came down with a fever and flu symptoms.

It is now a mad race between my immune system and the virus I probably have been exposed to for the last 2 days.

I’m going to be pretty bummed if I get the flu, it would be the first time since Reagan was president.


41 posted on 10/20/2009 7:48:18 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dangerdoc
Well, I am going to get to test out my hypothesis about your flu and the timing of your flu shot.

I think you misunderstood - I've never had a flu shot.

42 posted on 10/21/2009 9:00:30 AM PDT by agrace
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To: agrace

I’m posting from my phone, I thought you were the one that got the flu a couple of days after getting the vaccine. My mistake.


43 posted on 10/21/2009 9:25:55 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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