I have not found a similar post, and now that I am seeing the adverse reactions occuring, I think it is time to start this thread.
Yes, adverse reactions happen with EVERY vaccine. A lot more than the public is aware of, because it just isn't talked about (or reported). I feel
very certain that the public disclosure of the TRUE numbers of adverse reactions will NOT accurately reflect what is REALLY happening. I have worked
in a hospital setting for years now and I can only remember seeing one mild localized reaction to seasonal flu in the past. I know of five in one day
from H1N1, one of them almost fatal.
Where I live (Pacific Northwest in the States), we received the Flu Mist about 2 1/2 weeks ago and the H1N1 shot about 1 1/2 weeks ago. It has been
given primarly to healthcare workers, first responders and those at high-risk.
I was sick for the past week-and-a-half with the flu-like symptoms, so I was absent from the hospital where I work during this time. (I have never
gotten a flu shot and never will) I was back yesterday for the first day since and whithin the first 5 minutes was hearing stories about staff having
reactions to the H1N1 shot. I think it is CRITICAL for these reactions to be reported. Now, this thread will in no way be a scientific study and is
not meant to promote fear-mongering. I wish it to be a sharing of TRUE experiences from around the globe as to what is really happening as a result
of this vaccine. Perhaps it will turn out to be no greater than is normal and we can all breath a sigh of relief.
SO...please try to keep it as 1st hand as possible. Meaning, that it be reliable information and not something this person said about this person who
knows a person, etc. Please list your general location, the general date the vaccine was received, type (shot vs mist) and as many symptoms as
possible and the outcome. (be sure not to violate anyones privacy, keep it general)
Here is my account:
These were all people that received the same batch of H1N1 shot vaccine last week. Three of them had a localized reaction at the site
(bruising/soreness), they became hot/flushed and itched. Another person developed chest pain. The fifth had a severe allergic reaction and almost
died. They ended up being admitted to the hospital. When the distributor of the vaccine was called, they advised that the anyphalatic reaction could
re-occur whithin 72 hours of the administration, so apparantly this reaction is not an isolated incident. Also to note, the person that had the
severe reaction has received the seasonal shot in the past with no adverse affects.
To close, I want to share some pics from our local papers. The propaganda is VERY heavy here. I really do hope that we are NOT being mislead and the
virus going around IS H1N1 and this vaccine IS safe and WILL save lives. I am just skeptical by nature and I have heard/seen too much to believe that
as easily as others. I believe in the sharing of information to come to the truth whenever there are questions. Hopefully we can do that here.
(First picture is of a group or ER nurses giving each other the H1N1 vaccine, with a caption that says "We got ours, did you get yours?"