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How can you say it is a person's choice then say that if they do not like the fact that their employers are MAKING THEM get a vaccination then they can quit...?
I am getting the vaccination because I want it, I have faith in vaccinations; for the most part. I am a little skeptical with the N1H1 being that it is still new, but I learned enough in Micro years ago that I keep up on my vaccinations, even ones that are not required. What I do not find cool is that health care agencies are requiring us to get them while the public is not and is more likely to infect our patients when visiting than we do. We have good immune systems do to all the things we are exposed to and use standard and isolation precautions. How many times have you seen a visitor go into a isolation room without even gowning up or washing their hands? I bet you more times not.
I don't think that any of us are happy that this vaccine is being mandated.
As for the swine vaccine being new, the only thing new about it is the strain of virus. Each year the influenza experts look at whether or not they need to change the strains to protect us based on what is circulating months in advance of our flu season.
The swine flu vaccine has been adequately tested.
All of the testing for this vaccine was the same as for every year's STRAIN CHANGE. Limited Clinical trials on several hundred people are conducted to determine dose efficacy. EXCEPT . . . additional testing has/is being conducted this year on Pregnant women, Children with Asthma, and people with HIV which is above and beyond normal Flu vaccine testing.
Quote from www.fda.gov
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved four vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The vaccines will be distributed nationally after the initial lots become available, which is expected within the next four weeks.
”The H1N1 vaccines approved today undergo the same rigorous FDA manufacturing oversight, product quality testing and lot release procedures that apply to seasonal influenza vaccines,” said Jesse Goodman, M.D., FDA acting chief scientist.
We can expect that the pandemic virus will replace at least one of the seasonal strains of viruses. Therefore, it will be part of the seasonal influenza vaccine for the southern hemisphere during their regular flu season, and ours next fall as well.
Right now the southern hemisphere as welll as the northern has to deal with this virus that is killing kids, pregnant women and young adults. Some of these people had no prior exisitng health problems but they are now dead from flu despite being infected in the summer here in the north. Obviously these are not normal times, and this is not a normal virus. This virus unlike seasonal flu has a propensity for infecting deep lung tissue. And, no one has any immunity to it.