I have 8 month old twin boys and I wondering how everyone feels about this brand new swine flu vaccination for this winter. Do you think its safe to give infants this new shot that has barely been tested?

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Obviously nothing's 100% certain, but most governments don't play fast and loose when it comes to licensing new drugs, IMO... particularly for kids.

It is my opinion that vaccinations in general, and the swine flu vaccine have not been adequately tested. The Swine Flu vaccine has been in development for how many, 6 months at the most? I think it is unconscionable to recommend that pregnany women and children be the first in line to receive this barely tested vaccination. Further, all vaccines contain a class of chemincals called adjuvants. These are toxins that stimulate a massive immune response. The stimulate an immune response because they are detrimental to the human body. Another aspect to consider is how many adjuvants will your child receive and how frequently? No one has studied the effects of multiple vaccinations over a given period of time. As such, it has not been proven safe.

Instead of focusing on vaccination, I think the focus should be on how to prevent infection, limit exposure, and most importantly, and boost immunity. All of these objective can be obtained using natural non-toxic means that pose zero danger to the mother or child.

I think we will see injuries as a result of the swine flu vaccine. I feel it is too risky and will not be receiving the shot myself, and neither will my pregnany wife.

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-1: Hi Garrett. This post doesn't contain much personal experience, or references to back up your opinions. The fact that you feel strongly or have deeply held opinions doesn't help us make up our own minds. Please check the faq again for what I mean. For instance, "they are detrimental to the human body", and "No one has studied..." These are bold assertions and require references. Answers with a lot of "I think", "I feel", and "my opinion" are also suspect (I count 5 instances). I do recognize the sentence you are responding to is also opinion...

(02 Oct '09, 01:11) Scott ♦♦

Interesting link, videos, and quotes here: http://tinyurl.com/yzg2cmh "Overall 60 Minutes did a fairly good, objective piece of journalism that told the truth. They even pressured the Assistant Surgeon General about the vaccine's safety. On one hand, she's hitching her safety statements to the fact that the H1N1 vaccine is similar to seasonal influenza vaccine, and therefore "safe," even though she realistically CAN'T say that the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine is safe, or that it has been thoroughly tested because it only has been tested for a few weeks."

(21 Oct '09, 05:36) KPW

+1 http://tinyurl.com/ykgjn36 -- Another link (dated Oct 20th) which seems to indicate testing of H1N1 is still ongoing. Obviously the vaccine has undergone SOME level of testing or they wouldn't have released it on the public... but do say its been tested as much as the standard annual flu vaccine... I'm not sure I'd go THAT far. While his post may be opinionated... a quick search of Google seems reveal about a 50/50 split on opinion when it comes to H1N1, testing, etc. Don't up-vote him if you disagree but I don't think he deserved the downvote.

(21 Oct '09, 05:48) KPW

July 22nd, 2009 - The U.S. announced that trials for the H1N1 vaccine will start at eight medical centers in early August. Australia has already begun its trials, the first nation to do so. Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports. -- http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5181274n

(21 Oct '09, 05:49) KPW

August 17th, 2009 - "GlaxoSmithKline has started testing its pandemic H1N1 swine flu vaccine in humans, and expects to start giving the results to government agencies next month" --http://globalhealth.kff.org/Daily-Reports/2009/August/17/GH-081709-Swine-Flu.aspx

(21 Oct '09, 05:51) KPW

@KPWINC: thanks for the refs. Maybe you should have answered it yourself and then I could have up-voted it! ;-)

(31 Oct '09, 03:31) Scott ♦♦
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