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made clear that the time for adults to get their H1N1 shots is now and that it is safe
These reported adverse events are significantly higher than the other GSK vaccinations, according to Doshi. Pandemrix recipients showed 4 times the rate of facial palsy, 8 times the rate of serious adverse events, 9 times the rate of convulsions, and most critically, 5 times more reported adverse events than Arepanrix and the other unadjuvanted vaccine produced by GSK.
"People need to understand that this vaccine is safe," Obama said. "Michelle and I just got the shots ourselves... we wanted to make sure nationwide that children were getting it before adults did. And now there's enough vaccine so that adults should get it as well."