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Old 09-20-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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I stand corrected. Just checked my emails and it is the standard flu jab.
Phew-I was worried it might be about to be inflicted on me.I think we will be allowed to refuse it and sign a disclaimer.I don't even have the reg flu shot.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Not worried at all so far. It sounds just like another type of flu. I feel people have grossly over-reacted.

The media have whipped us up into a frenxy of mass hysteria, nothing new here though.

The "normal" flu we get every years kills thousands too so unless you are in the vulnerable categories ( elderly , etc...) I see no reason -so far to panic. And I am in the high risk category. Still not panicking though.

My only worry about it is catching it in the next 4 weeks as this is my honeymoon....
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:41 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Fortunately H1N1 is not anymore deadly than the other flu viruses currently circulating. But if the media repeat something enough....
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The vaccine contains MERCURY, a known poisonous substance. Vaccines containing Mercury are long thought to cause autism and adhd

WaPo: Swine Flu Vaccine Will Contain Mercury : Eco Child’s Play
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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Apparently many healthcare professionals here in the UK (something like three quarters of them) have said that they'd choose not to receive the vaccine at the moment because they feel it's not been tested enough. Can't remember exactly where I read this but it was a credible news source. With that being the case, I'd personally feel quite uneasy about receiving it myself.

I'm not really too worried about H1N1 though. Apparently it's actually milder than standard winter flu but the difference is that it can be spread more easily. The vast majority of those who get it are ill for about a week and then are fine. The hysteria surrounding it has only come about as a result of media hype. It's not a pleasant virus to have but it's not worth getting too worked up about unless you're particularly vulnerable (e.g. frail, pregant, young children or those with immunodeficiency conditions).
HiNi vaccine
I was glad to read your post and learn that others are uneasy about the vaccine. My instincts tell me not to take it. I have had an annual flue shot, pneumonia, and shingles. So it isn't that I don't have other vaccinations. I think it is in an experimental stage now.
The local doctors are not administering it here, just the health department
Arundel
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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the vaccine contains mercury, a known poisonous substance. Vaccines containing mercury are long thought to cause autism and adhd

wapo: Swine flu vaccine will contain mercury : Eco child’s play
: True :
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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The vaccine contains MERCURY, a known poisonous substance. Vaccines containing Mercury are long thought to cause autism and adhd

WaPo: Swine Flu Vaccine Will Contain Mercury : Eco Child’s Play
Well in the UK our teeth fillings contain mercury and have to be disposed of in a special way by the dentist.
Apparently no problem having it in your mouth though
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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We (NHS workers) have just been told that they will start off vaccinating people in high risk areas eg A/E, ITU, Paeds,Obstetrics etc.
We have been told that we have a dutyto protect our patients and it is our responsibility to have the vaccination.
But no mention of the word mandatory.
They are telling us that it is almost exactly the same as the H5N1 vaccine that has been shown to be safe in thousands of people, but they haven't told us how many people have been given the H1N1 vaccine !
You might think that as we are working in the NHS they might credit us with a little more intellect, however it's aimed primarily at nurses and people who are looking for reassurance from somewhere (anywhere) so they can then take the vaccine.
The docs are very firmly "not having it" -they've already done their homework!
Err-I work in clinical trials and to me "almost exactly" is a little imprecise for me.
Bit like saying that all pain killers have the same side effects!
At this moment in time I won't be having it -although I haven't been offered it yet anyway.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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Wondering how all of you folks feel about taking this vaccine and any mentioning over there that it will be mandatory?
I hadn't worried much about the HiNi business, and thought a lot of it was just media hype, but I just learned they closed the schools down here in town. A large number of the students had suddenly become ill. We only have one good doctor in town, and he is always over worked, I don't know how he is going to handle all the cases. I understand it can be very serious in the young children.
Believe it or not, the high school is planning to take their football team to a game in an adjoining county. If I was the other school, I would tell them to stay home. I don't know how the school officials could be so dumb.
Arundel
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I hadn't worried much about the HiNi business, and thought a lot of it was just media hype, but I just learned they closed the schools down here in town. A large number of the students had suddenly become ill. We only have one good doctor in town, and he is always over worked, I don't know how he is going to handle all the cases. I understand it can be very serious in the young children.
Believe it or not, the high school is planning to take their football team to a game in an adjoining county. If I was the other school, I would tell them to stay home. I don't know how the school officials could be so dumb.
Arundel

You've moved from Missouri to the UK?
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