Saturday, August 15, 2009
Parents are confused and concerned about the swine flu vaccine due to be introduced in October.
Parents talking on the internet forums have expressed some concern about the H1N1 vaccine that will be offered to children and adults with underlying health conditions and pregnant women as priorities.
Fears raised include its safety for pregnant women, whether the vaccine has been tested enough and the fact one of them contains a controversial mercury preservative.
One mum posted: “Absolutely no way would I allow my son to be vaccinated, he’s not a guinea pig.”
Another said: “This strain seems to be mild but they are predicting that the second strain will be alot worse especially with it being flu season. Plus if it mutates we could be in serious trouble if we are not vaccinated.”
This article was posted: Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 3:51 am