Is the Swine Flu Vaccine safe? for pregnant women?

Interesting discussion going on over at Mahalo on the swine flu….
I’m really wondering if my pregnant wife and I should get the shot or
not. She is eight months and our doctor is saying to get it.

Thoughts?

http://www.mahalo.com/answers/health/is-the-swine-flu-vaccine-safe

4 thoughts on “Is the Swine Flu Vaccine safe? for pregnant women?

  1. There is more than enough evidence to support the fact that this vaccine is safe.

    People who are claiming that it’s “brand new” and “untested” know nothing about flu vaccines.

    ALL flu vaccines are “brand new” in that sense. They produce them every year from scratch, depending on what the strain of the flu is likely to be for the year. The flu mutates too rapidly for one batch of vaccine to remain effective for much over a year or two.

    So in that sense, the H1N1 vaccine is exactly as safe as the “normal” flu vaccine, because it was produced in the exact same way, using the exact same equipment. Every strain of flu is slightly different every single year. The fact that this one got people all panicky means nothing at all.

  2. My wife just got one this week in Virginia. We were more
    concerned about her not getting one. The only thing we
    were worried about was possibly catching the swine flu
    while waiting in line for hours. Fortunately, they put
    pregnant women at the head of the line.

  3. I am a couple of months pregnant and I also have a 4 year old daughter. She already got the regular flu shot I also plan on getting the regular flu shot. I am just unsure of the vaccine for H1N1. Can it do more harm than good? I don’t wanna inject my daughter or myself with anything than is going to harm us or my unborn baby. Any thoughts??

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