Monday, September 28, 2009

BC May Suspend Seasonal Flu Shot

Medical Officials Seem Uncertain
About What Course To Take

The following quote from the Times Colonist raises a few questions:

"B.C. might suspend seasonal flu shots as early as Monday for people who aren't seniors, in the wake of a Canadian study that suggests people who get the normal flu vaccine are twice as likely to contract the H1N1 virus.

Several news outlets have reported the preliminary findings of the study, which is still under peer review. Researchers found that those who received the seasonal flu vaccine in the past were more likely to catch H1N1."

I know I am but a simple uneducated fellow, but it seems they are saying that the seasonal flu shot makes people twice as likely to contract the H1N1 virus (swine flu).

For that reason they are considering suspending the seasonal flu shot, unless you are a senior.

So if you are a senior, does that mean you are now twice as likely to get the H1N1 virus??


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