Skip to comments.Protection Against 2009 H1N1 To Be Included in 2010-2011 Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Posted on 02/24/2010 6:59:10 AM PST by metmom
A key U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee recommended today that protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus, which was first identified last April, be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine starting this fall. That means that, barring some unforeseen circumstance, this fall, most Americans will be able to return to the traditional routine of having one flu vaccine to protect them against the major circulating flu viruses. As is always the case with seasonal vaccine, younger children who have never had a seasonal vaccine will still need two doses.
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There’s no single vaccine for each and every other flu virus in the flu vaccine. Why should it be any different for h1n1?
Whatever happened to the Bird Flu?
How many times can you cry “wolf” before no one listens?
I know the seasonal flu shots are a cocktail of seasonal strains. The time I was hospitalized with complications was from a strain they didn't include in the vaccine that year.
That was the sickest I've even been in my life.
That said, I still want a choice. And unless they increase capacity, sounds like choice may be rendered moot.
Gotta get rid of those stockpiles somehow, doncha know.
Just read your reply down-page. Great minds think alike...
>> Forget all the hysteria <<
Hey! Why do that? Looks to me as if you’re a grouchy old spoil-sport. Don’t you know how much fun it is to be hysterical and to bash vaccines?
They couldn’t get ya with fear, now they will make it so you cannot get away from it if you want a seasonal shot.
Whats up for next year? The giraffe flu?
FWIW, I’m concerned about a lack of choice.
Gut feeling....There's something creepy about this vaccine. It's only recommended for those of breeding age (the elderly and the very young were not considered targets of this new disease).
Obomas science czar said he had no problem with putting "necessary" pharmaceuticals in the food or drinking water to control the population.
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but.......
We sure do....
Who’s bashing vaccines?
Honestly, I’ve never met a more paranoid group than those who read that someone objects to having their choice in their healthcare decisions taken away as *bashing* vaccines.
You need to do some work on your reading comprehension.
I would think this only makes it more economical.
It has nothing to do with the ‘administration.’ Just listen to your doctor. You’re going to reject everything approved by the FDA for the next few years just because a democrat is in charge? Come on.
Sure does. What else are the vaccine manufacturers going to do with a vaccine that nobody wanted and they couldn't scare people into getting for a flu that fizzled?
They have to get their money back somehow.
I had reservations about the H1N1 vaccine when it was rushed to market last year.
However, this move seems reasonable. Every year, medical researchers study world trends and try to predict which flu strain will develop and pose a danger to us, then uses that data to formulate the annual vaccine.
H1N1 is a known threat, and the vaccine has been out long enough to prove itself. It is simply prudent to include it in the annual shot. Let the pros do their job.
In our current political climate, it’s easy (and even reasonable) to be skeptical of most things. However, when skepticism morphs into cynicism, you can fail to do what’s in your own best interest.
I’ve (and I admit I read about pandemic stuff rather obsessively on other forum/s) that regular flu vaccines are not that effective, often off target since the viruses change so quickly.
But I am sure your allergist is wrong about the over 50 not getting it. This swine flu is novel and has not been in humans before. Some of the genetics are smiliar to the 1918 flu but most of use weren’t around then, and any antibodies would only be in people who actually had the flu then.
I’ve most likely had swine flu twice so far. People can catch it twice and also after the vax. And now the virus has changed a lot since the vax was made, picked up some new genetic stuff.
There is a new article out about reserach by Kawaoka who is a foremost flu researcher, it’s on FR yesterday. He and his colleagues found that H5N1 can indeed “mix” with other flus that are circulating and create a really bad one. People thought it couldn’t happen for various reasons but it can so that’s another potential. Not to get fixated on, but as a possiblity.
Unfortunately in Indonesia they are putting severe H5N1 and severe swine H1N1 patients in the same hospitals, same wards!
People can get two kinds of flu at once, that’s when the mishcief starts.
I’m not sure this a ploy to force people to get H1N1. I see this as a quiet admission that H1N1 wasn’t the scare they wanted it to be and just rolling it in with the various other varieties of flu. Basically downgrading H1N1 to common seasonal flu.