Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Toddler & Infant H1N1 Vaccine DEFECTIVE!!


Concerns Over Swine Flu:
Potential Life-Threatening Allergies
Updated: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009, 11:10 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009, 8:19 AM EST

LONDON - The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it may trigger life-threatening allergies.

Fox 5 News spoke with a GlaxoSmithKline official who says the batch is on a 'voluntary hold' and does not affect the United States.

Spokeswoman Gwenan White said Tuesday the company issued the advice after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine might have caused more allergic reactions than normal.

She says the affected batch contains 172,000 doses of the vaccine. She declined to say how many doses had been administered before the advice to stop using them was given.

White says GlaxoSmithKline wrote to Canadian healthcare professionals advising them to stop using the batch on Nov. 18. She says a total of 7.5 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in Canada.

Update On Swine Flu Vaccine Recall
Medical Headlines

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 7:58 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 7:58 AM EST

MYFOXNY.COM - Medical headlines for Wednesday, December 16.

Text of Dr. Sapna Parikh's report:

SWIN FLU VACCINE RECALL: Thousands of swine flu shots for children are recalled. I spoke with officials at the FDA and the Director of Immunizations at the CDC. Here's the deal-- this is not a safety issue. The issue is the vaccine's strength. Routine testing of the vaccines showed that the strength or potency of the vaccines had fallen slightly below required levels. The shots were made by Sanofi Pasteur and were distributed across the country including some in New York city and Nassau County.

All the doses are for kids-- aged 6 months to three years. What does this mean? Parents- if your child received the recalled vaccine, top health officials say nothing else needs to be done. The vaccine still works and kids who got it are still protected against the swine flu. Doctors who still have these recalled vaccines are being told to stop giving them. There is one important issue-- all the recalled vaccines were Thimerosol free. These are sought after by many parents who are concerned about links to autism. After this recall, there will be no Thimerosol- free vaccine option for kids under the age of two.

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