Monday 30th March 2015,

H1N1 Vaccine Safety Concerns For Pregnant Women

Qossay Takroori 2009/10/16

H1N1 Vaccine Safety Concerns For Pregnant Women

Health officials and doctors are debating whether the H1N1 is safe for pregnant women. Also, Women are receiving mixed messages regarding the safety of the vaccine and what they should do to protect themselves from the swine flu.

How did the conflict emerge?

The problem just emerged today Friday when health official announced today that the swine flu vaccine designed specifically for pregnant women will not arrive at the same time as the regular vaccine beginning November.

So What?

The national public health officer Dr. David Butler-Jones said in Vancouver, said that “If you’re in the midst of a pandemic, if you do become ill, clearly the risks to yourself and your fetus are tremendous and the vaccine can protect you against this,” He also added ” “At the end of the day, if you’re in the middle of the pandemic, whatever vaccine is available, I would take it to protect myself and my fetus.”

On the other hand, the Ontario’s chief medical officer of health said pregnant women should wait and not take the regular vaccine because it contains adjuvant – an additive that boosts the impact of a vaccine – given the concerns about its safety.

“We are recommending that pregnant women receive the unadjuvanted vaccine and we would expect that that vaccine will be available around the week of Nov. 7, and that’s what we’ve been told by the federal government,” said Dr. Arlene King.

The Federal Government is going to clarify the issue to the public soon, however, doctors are saying that they are going to evaluate the risks and benefits for their patients before giving them any vaccine.

Via Goolge News

About The Author

Hi, I am Qossay Takroori the Founder and Chief editor of Palscience. I enjoy tasting authentic foods, swimming and engaging in constructive conversations. I like meeting people from all over the world so please don't hesitate to drop me a comment or email if you want to chat.

  • Jude Arandia

    My brother got infected with H1N1 or Swine Flu in Mexico. He got a mild fever and luckily he did not die.

  • Jude Arandia

    My brother got infected with H1N1 or Swine Flu in Mexico. He got a mild fever and luckily he did not die.

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    If you look at the pandemic of 1977, when H1N1 or Swine Flu re-emerged after a 20 year absence, there is no shift in age-related mortality pattern. The 1977 “pandemic” is, of course, not considered a true pandemic by experts today, for reasons that are not entierely consistent. It certainly was an antigenic shift and not an antigenic drift. As far as I have been able to follow the current events, the most significant factor seems to have been that most people, who were severely affected, were people with other medical conditions.

  • Sheena West

    during the height of the H1N1 or Swine Flu epidemic, i was very afraid to get infected with this disease and i wore face mask whenever i got into heavily populated areas.

  • Tobias Risden

    At least a hundred persons in our city have been infected with the H1N1 virus. I was very scared to get infected with this disease during the pandemic~,"