Swine Flu Vaccine: Beneficial or Detrimental?
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The Food and Drug Administration or FDA has already approved the swine
flu vaccine to carry out the vaccination program early in October.
Although the supply will be limited in the first week, it is expected
to have 45 million doses in the second week and more will arrive weekly
to accommodate everyone who would like to have a shot.
Are you prepared to take the swine flu shot?
A vaccine is created with the intension to improve immunity to a
particular disease and in this case, swine flu. By injecting weakened
or attenuated virus directly into your blood stream, your body’s immune
system reacts with the vaccine and strengthens your body’s defense
against swine flu. If your body’s immune system is strong, then the
vaccine will make it stronger to fight swine flu virus. However, if
your immune system is weak to start with, the side effects could be
severe. So if you’re planning to get a shot, it is important to find
out as much facts as you can to make a sound decision.
The swine flu outbreak early this year took 36 lives of children and almost 500 deaths linked to swine flu in the US. Every one is scared and schools closed to avoid spread of swine flu. But did you know that there was a swine flu vaccination campaign in 1976? The vaccine that was created to protect against swine flu virus caused more death from adverse reaction to the vaccine than the swine flu itself. The people who received the vaccine also suffered from different side effects. The component of the swine flu vaccine is also linked to a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS attacks the nerve linings causing paralysis or even death. Go to Google and find out more about GBS.
Keep in mind that swine flu vaccine is formulated in such a short period of time under the pressure from the government and other pressing issues. Companies who created this vaccine cannot be blindly trusted to care about your health and not the profit out of it. And what is the assurance that the vaccine is sufficiently tested before it was released? There is a great chance that all of its side effects are not yet known. The first round of vaccination will most likely find out if there are harsh side effects.
Ask the experts on other ways to protect yourself from swine flu virus aside from taking a shot. Stay informed and find out what you can do to keep your immune system strong by visiting your doctor or reading more about swine flu. There are books and information on the internet that you can read about swine flu. The more information you have the better questions you can ask to your doctor.
It is true that swine flu is highly contagious and people are scared on what they hear on the news. But if you think of it, Malaria kills a million people each and every year and it does not have the same hype as swine flu.
This article is all about encouraging you to find out more before taking a plunge. It is better safe than sorry!