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More flu programs suspended

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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Canada's influenza vaccination strategies are being thrown into question, with confusion growing among Canadians after a controversial study suggesting people are twice as likely to contract pandemic H1N1 if they have received a seasonal flu shot.

The unpublished study suggests that those under 50 years of age are at a higher risk of being infected with the swine flu virus after receiving the annual flu shot.

Details of the study, coupled with skepticism in some quarters about the new H1N1 vaccine, could place territorial and provincial inoculation programs in disarray with fewer people turning up for either shot.

Lead authors, Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University, have submitted their findings to an unnamed scientific journal and may not comment until it is published.

Their paper found that consistency across four epidemiologic studies and one animal experiment suggested "an association that cannot be dismissed on the basis of chance and is unlikely to be explained entirely by bias."

www.theglobeandmail.com...

Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University are the lead authors of a new study which suggest anyone under the age of 50 who receives the annual flu shot are at a higher risk of being infected with the swine flu virus.

The report has been send to an unnamed scientific journal, and thus the lead authors may not comment until the article is published, as the article explains.

PS: I am just posting infformation from an article, and I will not be liable for the information contained therein, or for any decisions made by ADULTS regarding this article.




posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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Anyway, if you keep reading the article, even though the report hasn't been published the article further states that because word from this new ressearch report has been leaked, it has urged provinces in Canada to suspend seasonal flu shots.

British Columbia and Prince Edward Island joined Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia in suspending seasonal flu shots for anyone under 65

www.theglobeandmail.com...



[edit on 29-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



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