H1N1 Vaccine...Not Everyone Wants It

The first doses of the H1N1 vaccine were administered in Pitt County Thursday. Young children and those vulnerable for the swine flu waited in line for the health department's recent shipment. But-- not everyone is jumping in line for the vaccine.

Some mothers intend to protect their children with the vaccine while others fret from the bad information and rumors spreading around on the Internet about the H1N1 vaccine.

Health officials say there is a risk of an allergic reaction to the swine flu vaccine---but say--that is true with all vaccines.

The Pitt County Health Department received 900 doses of the vaccine in the form of a nasal spray--but for some, that still doesn't entice even the most skeptical

The H1N1 vaccine will last up to a year once the vaccine is received..

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  • by Matt Location: Elkin on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    I had the swine flu nasal spray yesterday. Maybe 2 hours later my skin started burning, I started sweating profusely, felt weak and later developed a major headache and had trouble swallowing. Went to the ER and they said local allergic reaction to the preservatives. Anyone know what preservatives are in the nasal vaccination?
  • by iHadH1N1 Location: nc on Oct 10, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    I had this and it is not all that bad, but some people could get a more severe case so if you think you are at risk, get the shot
  • by FluVaccineInfo on Oct 9, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    Betty, If this was your first flu vaccine, then your body does not have the antibodies made to combat the virus yet. The vaccine itself (in injection form) is dead flu virus that causes the body's immune system to react as if the virus is attacking, thus forming antibodies to the flu. The premise of getting one every year is to try and keep your immune system up to speed with the changing flu strands. Yes, you probably will have side-effects with your vaccine this year, but if you should choose to get it again next year, you will not get the same effects. These effects are annoying but necessary for your body to catch up. If you'd rather have 2 weeks of the flu than 3 days of feeling icky because of the vaccine, be my guest... Just don't get any where near me when it happens.
  • by Gator Location: NC on Oct 9, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    betty: First off I am not a doctor, saying that, the shot is suppose to be like a dead virus in which kicks your immune system into action to combat it. A lot of people will get flu like effects but they will pass. If any one has any other info, please comment.
  • by john Location: greenville on Oct 9, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    I hope I do get this pig flu so my body creates antibodies against it the natural way. Over 35 thousand people a year die from the normal flu and less than ten people have died from this pig flu. People are over-reacting to this whole thing.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    I don't know if the swine flu (lets call it what it is) shot makes you sick but I do know the regular flu shot does. I got one yesterday for the first time and within hours I felt soreness in my arm, my arm turned red where I got the shot. I have sore eyes, a cough, fever, aches and hoarseness to my voice. You can't tell me it wasn't from the flu shot. I call the clinic and they said yes those are the mild problems that go with getting a flu shot. I think I'd be better off taking my chances with the flu. I'll not be getting the swine flu shot or the regular one again.
  • by mom of two Location: ENC on Oct 9, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    I will not be getting this vaccine. I am almost 5 months pregnant and there is no way I will inject something into my body when the effects to my baby is not known. How the CDC and FDA can push for pregnant women to be at the front lines of the vaccine yet not do the proper testing reguarding us is sickening. I also will not be giving my two year old this vaccine for reasons that the long term effects of this vaccine are not known. I'll stick to washing our hands and avoiding large crowds.
  • by Facts Location: ENC on Oct 9, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    The H1N1 vaccine made in 1976 is a different vaccine than the one made today, as it is a different strain of flu. The vaccine for H1N1 is also made the EXACT SAME WAY as the regular seasonal flu...which has been given to millions of people...the statistics are 1 in 1,000,000 people have a severe reaction from flu shots, mainly from allergic reactions. This strain would have been in the regular flu shot if they had been able to identify it in time when they were making the flu shot for this year.
  • by okay on Oct 9, 2009 at 04:02 AM
    do you think they could have improved technology since 1976?
  • by Ms.Obvious Location: greenville, nc on Oct 8, 2009 at 09:44 PM
    H1N1 vaccines have NOT been tested for their cancer causing or mutagenic potential. (see package inserts) H1N1 vaccines are being produced on egg cultures and cell lines, including growth on aborted fetal tissue, as well as dog and African Green monkey cells: http://tiny.cc/tenpennycelllines H1N1 vaccines are NOT safety tested for pregnant women or nursing mothers (note: pregnant women are a priority target group): "It is not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capability. It is not known whether the H1N1 vaccine is excreted in human milk." (see package inserts) H1N1 vaccines caused severe adverse reactions and at least 300 deaths in the 1976 U.S. mass vaccine program. Watch the 60 Minutes exposé: http://tiny.cc/60minutes287 H1N1 vaccine manufacturers are NOT liable for the vaccine injuries and deaths caused by their vaccines: http://tiny.cc/liabilityimmunity
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