H1N1 Vaccine arrives in Mass

Update 10/15

The Globe reports on a hectic scence at one clinic.

Patients swarmed a flu shot clinic yesterday at a Jamaica Plain pediatric office, overwhelming medical officials providing H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines for children.

This from the state DPH: 

Although the H1N1 vaccine became available (and orders were placed) only late last week, we were very excited to learn that MA providers had already received their first shipments of H1N1 vaccine yesterday.  This was much faster than we anticipated, and it is great news.  Last night, we were assured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they plan to continue this accelerated delivery schedule in order to get as much vaccine to people as soon as possible.

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2 thoughts on “H1N1 Vaccine arrives in Mass

  1. H1N1 Vaccines and Our Children: The details are in the fine print! http://wp.me/pC1DX-34

    WARNING: Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers or children <6 months of age.  References from the CDC included in the above link.  Seeing is believing so take a look not only for yourself, but for your family as well.

    Thimerosal in Swine Flu Vaccines is Safe for Children?  Who are we kidding?? http://wp.me/pC1DX-4j
    There will be MOST DEFINITELY be thimerosal in many if not most H1N1 vaccines. Directly from the CDC: “The 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines that FDA is licensing (approving) will be manufactured in several formulations. Some will come in multi-dose vials and will contain thimerosal as a preservative. Multi-dose vials of seasonal influenza vaccine also contain thimerosal to prevent potential contamination after the vial is opened. Some 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines will be available in single-dose units, which will not require the use of thimerosal as a preservative. In addition, the live-attenuated version of the vaccine, which is administered intranasally (through the nose), is produced in single-units and will not contain thimerosal.”

  2. Swine Flu Shots Revive a Debate About Vaccines
    From the NY Times

    Anti-vaccinators, as they are often referred to by scientists and doctors, have toiled for years on the margins of medicine. But an assemblage of factors around the swine flu vaccine — including confusion over how it was made, widespread speculation about whether it might be more dangerous than the virus itself, and complaints among some health care workers in New York about a requirement that they be vaccinated — is giving the anti-vaccine movement a fresh airing, according to health experts.

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