The Flu shots and safety

The Flu season is fast approaching and it’s time for us, the parents in Richmond Hill, Georgia to join in the discussions about the flu and the flu vaccines. Various media outlets have expressed opinions and statistics, I’m going to do my best to lay out my research of the articles and let the discussions begin.

Part I – Read thru the attached links –

Influenza H1N1 vaccine safety:

Poland rejects H1N1 vaccines altogether

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article80029.ece “The prime minister described Poland as a country with the rare “courage” to refuse a vaccine that he believes has not undergone sufficient testing. “We are making this decision only in the interest of the Polish patient and the taxpayer,” Mr. Tusk insisted in December. “We will not take part because it’s not honest and it’s not safe for the patient.”

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia halted the use of certain Flu vaccines on children.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/flu-shot-not-ruled-out-in-child-death/story-e6frg6nf-1225917693482

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j4dMnPCtoOZq0rmG93E-kVdGKd9A

http://www.pharmacyeurope.net/default.asp?title=Narcolepsyfearsforswinefludrug&page=article.display&article.id=22838

CDC clears the Flu shots as safe:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/vaccine_safety.htm

Part II next week – Analysis from 3 different countries on 2009 H1N1 vaccines.

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