Flu Vaccine, enough already! - page 22

Yes, we are in flu season. And it seems you can't go anywhere without being bombarded/enticed to get the flu vaccine. A lot of times scare tactics are used also. They tried making it mandatory for... Read More

  1. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    I received my flu vaccine today; 1 hour post-administration, all vital signs are WNL & no signs of cognitive impairment or impending death. By the way, the intradermal is great - it's only 0.1ml, and it's painless!
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    Quote from notpuurfctbtgdenghns
    I really wonder what expipe would do if expipe was responsible for the care of children or those who can not represent themselves.
    I am responsible for a 14 month old awesome little girl. I have gotten all her regularly scheduled vaccines, but I am not a believer of the flu vaccine. Her father also does not want her to get the influenza vaccine. I dont think the amount of studies done on these vaccines are very meaningful. I mean, thalidomide was the drug of choice for 4 years for morning sickness, before they finally realized it was causing problems. Compared to immunizations that they work on for a few months before putting them on the market... I know this might not be the best example, but the point I am trying to make is that sometimes it takes years of a medication to be on the market before they realize the negative effects it has on a population...
    Last edit by uRNmyway on Sep 10, '12
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    I mean, thalidomide was the drug of choice for 4 years for morning sickness, before they finally realized it was causing problems. Compared to immunizations that they work on for a few months before putting them on the market... I know this might not be the best example, but the point I am trying to make is that sometimes it takes years of a medication to be on the market before they realize the negative effects it has on a population...
    Most vaccines are in pre-licensing phase for at least a decade b/f they hit the market. They’ve been using the same trivalent vaccine in the U.S. since the 1980s, monitoring the vaccine’s safety for 3 decades. The vaccine virus strains may change seasonally, but it’s generally that same seasonal vaccine composition approved for use since I was in diapers. The overall safety of flu vaccines have been studied for a century.
    CDC - Vaccine History - Vaccine Safety
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