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    Swine flu vaccine almost with us. Some info you may not have seen......

    So as the traditional flu season approaches the goverment are expecting supplies of the swine flu vaccine to be available initially to at risk groups.
    But have you seen some of the info regarding the vaccine which at least is worth knowing about.

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    This is so last season....

    handy thread for those affected,thanks OP

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    FilthAndFurry;6170364

    This is so last season....



    I take it that this is your opening stance before you adopt a different angle? Or are you suggesting that a vaccine is not on the cards or that swine flu has disapeared?

    WoolyM;6170389

    I take it that this is your opening stance before you adopt a different … I take it that this is your opening stance before you adopt a different angle? Or are you suggesting that a vaccine is not on the cards or that swine flu has disapeared?



    along with anorexia?

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    WoolyM;6170389

    I take it that this is your opening stance before you adopt a different … I take it that this is your opening stance before you adopt a different angle? Or are you suggesting that a vaccine is not on the cards or that swine flu has disapeared?



    I was making a joke about the fact that the news cycle has moved on and there's other things to scare us now.

    Got to have a sense of humour even in the face of certain destruction:roll:

    skusey;6170401

    along with anorexia?



    don't forget drugs




    just say no

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    skusey;6170401

    along with anorexia?



    ;-)

    doomed i tell ya..

    As a parent it has always been at the back of mind, especially as my 2 are under five and one is under 12 months old. I know there has been loads of hype, and it has been blown way of proportion etc but its still a worry. My daughter starts school in 2 weeks just hoping for the best as if it comes to the crunch I really am not sure if the vaccine is safe enough for my babies, been made far too quick and not a lot of research (or if there has I apologise) .... just a genuine concerned mum.

    FilthAndFurry;6170404

    I was making a joke about the fact that the news cycle has moved on and … I was making a joke about the fact that the news cycle has moved on and there's other things to scare us now. Got to have a sense of humour even in the face of certain destruction:roll:



    The links and the thread are not about swine flu per se but about vaccines including the one(s) to be 'offered' soon, here in the UK.

    I found them interesting: I don't know much about the actual process of vaccine manufacture, thank you Woolly. :thumbsup:

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    chesso;6170504

    The links and the thread are not about swine flu per se but about … The links and the thread are not about swine flu per se but about vaccines including the one(s) to be 'offered' soon, here in the UK.I found them interesting: I don't know much about the actual process of vaccine manufacture, thank you Woolly. :thumbsup:



    That was my stance. I cant say that I am enthused that large numbers of medical staff may apparently opt not to take the vaccine. Even though I fully agree that it is within their rights to not do so.

    WoolyM;6170534

    That was my stance. I cant say that I am enthused that large numbers of … That was my stance. I cant say that I am enthused that large numbers of medical staff may apparently opt not to take the vaccine. Even though I fully agree that it is within their rights to not do so.



    The article about the medical staff stance was a bit of an eye-opener, assuming that the Telegraph is reporting correctly.
    I think that the most likely reason ( whilst also mentioning the lack of testing)would be that as the disease generally presents with mild symptoms then they won't take the vaccine but just get the flu.
    Bearing in mind that it says this:

    Uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among NHS staff has been traditionally … Uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among NHS staff has been traditionally low, and just 16 per cent of all those employed by the health service took the vaccine last year.


    and seasonal flu is a pretty nasty thing.

    I'll take some time in the winter to look into vaccines a bit more. Considering their widespread use and the fantastic advances made because of them ( including the eradication of smallpox) there is a lot of distrust still out there.

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    This is the link to the article in Pulse magazine
    pulsetoday.co.uk/sto…c=2

    Googling gives lots of links. Apparently its not just UK professionals that are concerned and its seems the worry is that not enough testing has been done

    People will have to decide which would be worse swine flu or the vaccine, I wouldnt want a vaccine given to my 9 month old baby that hasnt been tested, but would it be worth the risk?

    Tough choice imo.

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    4lyons09;6170920

    People will have to decide which would be worse swine flu or the vaccine, … People will have to decide which would be worse swine flu or the vaccine, I wouldnt want a vaccine given to my 9 month old baby that hasnt been tested, but would it be worth the risk?Tough choice imo.



    I think - you would need to double check - they have revised what they consider to be the priority at risk groups. Google it to get the latest info. Its constantly changing

    jellybaby22;6170939

    I have swine flu right now...its not nice but its not much worse than … I have swine flu right now...its not nice but its not much worse than normal flu IMO...and being pregnant...if I had listened to sky news..I would be dead by now....:p



    Hope you get better soon
    but there is always that worry sadly

    WoolyM;6170954

    I think - you would need to double check - they have revised what they … I think - you would need to double check - they have revised what they consider to be the priority at risk groups. Google it to get the latest info. Its constantly changing



    I think my baby would be in the priority as he is treated for asthma, although he hasnt been diagnosed as he is too young they suspect he has it.

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    4lyons09;6170920

    People will have to decide which would be worse swine flu or the vaccine, … People will have to decide which would be worse swine flu or the vaccine, I wouldnt want a vaccine given to my 9 month old baby that hasnt been tested, but would it be worth the risk?Tough choice imo.



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