800,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine recalled!
December 15, 2009 10:23am CST
http://8e298c76.thosegalleries.com (not a ref link. url shortened and will send you to news site) apparently 800,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine used in children were not made potent enough! apparently they were ok but the potentcy decreased after shipment but they dont think that kids need to be re-vaccinated.. now that makes a lot of sense! but at least it wasnt because of some awful side affect or something.. so are you surprised or saying "i told ya so" in your head to everyone that ran out and got it?
• United States
15 Dec 09
I'm not about to say "I told you so" but I made up my mind about getting that vaccination long before it became available. I was around during the last outbreak of the swine flu. The company I worked for had a nurse come in to give everyone the vaccination against this flu if they wanted it. There were only two people in my office who did not get it: me and a pregnant woman. I was in court that day, suing my uncle. (Long story but he deserved it... he stole my money.) The pregnant gal didn't want it because she didn't want to take a chance on hurting her baby and I can certainly understand that. But, when I came back to work the next day, half the people were out sick and the other half were moaning and groaning. The LEAST side-effect of this vaccine was an extremely swollen injection site and an extremely painful arm. The worst was, well, some people had to go to the hospital because of the vaccination! When I was getting my normal, seasonal flu shot given by some emergency room nurses, I asked them about the H1N1 vaccine. They said they were not going to get it. That was enough for me. I knew at that moment that I would not be getting it. Actually, I believe I got the swine flu. I've been vaccinated against the seasonal flu so I know it wasn't that and whatever it was that I had, had the same symptoms listed for the swine flu so I could only conclude that I had it. It wasn't that bad! Oh, I felt pretty weak and my chest hurt but it wasn't bad enough to go to see a doctor. Of course, I don't suffer from any lung conditions so it didn't get bad. All in all, I'd rather have gotten the flu than the flu shot, seeing as how mild it was.
• United States
15 Dec 09
Told ya so, how about, not surprised. I'm sure those doses didn't have the computer chip in them so now they will have to re-inoculate and make sure it gets implanted. Just kidding, they do that through television.