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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Since our scare tactics didn’t work...now we will just add it to what we know you will take.
How Barry-like. "You don't want to volunteer? OK, we make it mandatory"
Exactly. You put it better than I did.
Don’t forget the *We have lots left over and too much money invested in it to throw it away, so this way we can still get our $$$’s for it* Whew.....
I always get the flu shot. There’s no way in hell I’m getting it this year. There are going to be a lot more people getting the regular flu because they are not going to get the flu shot.
Folks, it’s a vaccine not a mind control device. If you don’t want it don’t get it.
What’s wrong with being able to choose one or both? Why shove both down peoples’ throats?
Let’s not all jump through our asses here. Flu shots are a good thing. Forget all the hysteria.
Economics and efficiency of delivery. If you don’t want it, don’t get it.
Same here. I’ll take my chances.
Funny thing is, my allergist, who I have a great deal of respect for and is very knowledgeable and HONEST, says that anyone over the age of 50 has already had the swine flu two or three times and should not have anything to worry about from catching it.
He also has told me that vaccines are only partially effective many times and there is always a number of people for whom the vaccine doesn’t take anyway.
Never gotten a flu shot and doesn’t look like I’ll be getting one any time soon....
I know folks whose docs told them they weren’t candidates for the bird flu vaccine? Wonder what those patients are supposed to do?
“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”
H1N1 - the epidemic that wasn’t.
The common flu claimed a LOT more victims than may have attributed to H1N1, and besides, there seems to be some sort of residual immunity among older members of the population, the result of earlier bouts with a similar strain.
If you are going to spring germ warfare on the world, at least get a more virulent strain.
It’s not whether they’re a good thing or not. It’s the choice aspect of it.
If you think so, that’s your right.
I want a choice in my health care.
I’ve been hospitalized with complications from the flu. I get the seasonal shot. But I want a say in what I’m shot up with or I won’t get it.
If the single vaccines are available...
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.
Remember, initially H1N1 vaccine was scarce. Does this mean there is now a glut of H1N1 vaccine on the market and this is a way to take care of over-stocked supplies?
Nevertheless, people should have the right to choose whether to get it or not.
No. So far, just this H1N1 thing. I just find it creepy. There's something not right here. I can't explain it logically, but I'm steering clear of this one.
There was a swine flu that went around in 1976.
This isn’t the first swine flu to go around.
His grounds for saying that I didn’t NEED to get it was that people my age have had some form of swine flu two or three times already and already have some immunity, my guess is as much as the swine flu vaccine is likely to impart.
He also tells me that any flu vaccine will help impart some partial immunity to any other vaccine simply because viruses share many similar features. He made it clear that it is not full immunity, but could help lessen the severity of what you do come down with.
FWIW, he is a big advocate for flu vaccines, just not ones that he thinks aren’t really necessary. He would recommend, however, that younger people who haven’t had some other form of swine flu get it, and if I had insisted, likely he would have given it to me.
No, we can reject something that has FDA approval simply based on its track record.
Smokin’ Joe I pinged your flu ping list and some other freepers to a new flu article .
In some places.
That proves nothing.
OK, so most people didn’t want, otherwise there wouldn’t be stockpiles of it left.
Thank you for the ping
Folks, its a vaccine not a mind control device. If you dont want it dont get it.
LOL... ummm..., from reading here, some people are already being "mind-controlled"... :-)
We know extra-terrestrials are behind this... :-)