View Poll Results: Have you gotten the Swine Flu Vaccine?

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    17 31.48%
  • Yes and I hurt ..........

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    34 62.96%
  • No but I have the Swine Flu

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Thread: Have you gotten the Swine Flu Vaccine?

  1. #41
    But you know how to make krumkaker and fattigmann and that is more then I knowl And you eat lutefisk
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    I heard from someone that Europe uses a diferent method of manufacture, using "the centapede method" , using the centapede or their eggs as a growing medium. It is even manufactured right here in New England and sent all over the world, including Europe (mostly Germany???). It is being produced quickly and in large amounts, but here is the US we are hung up with using chicken eggs and we cannot use the "centapede" vaccine here? What's the US's big problem? Would they rather see someone suffer and die, or use what Europe has proven to be safe? Or am I being sold a bill of goods? I heard this by word of mouth, not the TV, radio, newspaper, or internet news. So, I could be very wrong. Has anyone else heard about this?? Or, have any ideas? If yes, why does the US refuse this vaccine??
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  3. #43
    In Europe we use the Pandemrix and it is a different vaccine. I don't know if it is better or worse, nobody knows yet, but it is one thing inside that is forbidden in the US. I only know the Norwegian word for it, skvalen. But we use in in the vaccine for seasonal flu too, because they say it is protecting longer and better.


    Edit: The word is squalene
    Last edited by woman from Europe; 11-14-2009 at 11:36 AM.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweetybird View Post
    I heard from someone that Europe uses a diferent method of manufacture, using "the centapede method" , using the centapede or their eggs as a growing medium. It is even manufactured right here in New England and sent all over the world, including Europe (mostly Germany???). It is being produced quickly and in large amounts, but here is the US we are hung up with using chicken eggs and we cannot use the "centapede" vaccine here? What's the US's big problem? Would they rather see someone suffer and die, or use what Europe has proven to be safe? Or am I being sold a bill of goods? I heard this by word of mouth, not the TV, radio, newspaper, or internet news. So, I could be very wrong. Has anyone else heard about this?? Or, have any ideas? If yes, why does the US refuse this vaccine??
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  5. #45
    That is the weird thing. Its manufactured HERE in the USA, by an American Company, here in one of the New England states, I am not sure which one. So, it cannot just be money..??? This so weird.

    Oh, yes, I called a freind of mine who is here in Western Massachusetts, and she has been down with H1N1 for a week....she needs your prayers. She says she has started "turning the corner" and starting to feel better. She is on Tamaflu.
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  6. #46

    Swine flu vaccine concern

    I was just wondering if I should get the swine flu vaccine? I'm an incomplete quadriplegic and have a pretty good cough. I've heard that there may be some side effects, but what are they and have people got sick from taking the vaccine? Is there anyone not getting it and if so why not.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy22 View Post
    I was just wondering if I should get the swine flu vaccine? I'm an incomplete quadriplegic and have a pretty good cough. I've heard that there may be some side effects, but what are they and have people got sick from taking the vaccine? Is there anyone not getting it and if so why not.
    I'm pro-vaccine in general and got H1N1 shot this weekend, finally. My arm was slightly sore for a few hours, no biggie. My wife and son also got the vaccine and none of us have experienced any adverse reactions.

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    Both my sister (she is AB) and I were noticeably fatigued ... other than that (and the sore arm), no.
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  9. #49
    I went ahead and got vaccinated last night.
    I didn't even feel the shot and no sore arm today. So far, so good.
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  10. #50
    Just to clarify a couple of points:

    1. Yes, you can get a mild case or some symptoms from the vaccine. However, that is not really any different from other vaccines, it's just us adults don't get vaccinated enough to remember that. For example, whenever I get a tetanus shot, I always run a fever that night. Is it worth getting lock jaw over not taking the shot? My husband would probably say yes (lol), but any vaccine has the potential to give you some side effects.

    2. If you are around children, particularily young ones- this is the targeted popluation for this lovely bug, I would seriously consider getting the vaccine. That is just my opinion.

    3. In my humble opinion, although we don't know much about long term side effects, I believe that this conversation should be held with your physician who knows your particular situation. This is a nasty bug (not that there are non-nasty ones), but only you and your physician can determine if you should get the shot.

    4. If you happen to pick up the flu, drink plenty of liquids, take tylenol or motrin for the aches/pains and fever, use a decongestant (if ok with your other health issues) and take cough medicine. Also, I recommend calling your physician - but not necessarily going and seeing him/her. The offices and ED's are filled with the bug.

    CKF

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