Revolt against untested vaccination continues as just 6% of pregnant women say they definitely will take the shot
Tuesday, Sept 2, 2009
One of the most popular sites on the web for mothers and pregnant women has found that almost half of mothers-to-be say they will refuse the swine flu vaccine due to fears over side effects and safety concerns.
Results of a poll on Mumsnet.com, which offers advice and support on parenting and family issues to 800,000 individual visitors per month, indicate that an overwhelming amount of pregnant women have severe reservations over the jab.
Out of almost 1500 respondents, 48% said they would probably or definitely not take the swine flu vaccine. Just 6% said they definitely will take the shot, with the remaining 22% saying they probably will be vaccinated.
Those figures were mirrored in further results that found 46% of respondents said they probably or definitely would not vaccinate their children. Only 5% said they definitely would vaccinate their kids, with 22% saying they probably would.
“It’s obvious from these results and from discussions about this on Mumsnet.com that lots of mums and mums-to be are questioning whether or not to have the swine flu vaccine or give the vaccine to their children. Some are worried about how well it’s been tested, others about its effectiveness and side-effects,” one of the website’s founders, Carrie Longton told the London Guardian .
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Pregnant women have been identified as being at high risk of complications resulting from H1N1 flu, following publication of research in the Lancet medical journal  in July. As a result, officials on both sides of the Atlantic have identified mothers-to-be as priority cases for the fast-tracked vaccine, despite the fact that relatively nothing is known about the possible side effects of the vaccine on unborn babies.
The news follows revelations from multiple polls and peer reviewed studies  that indicate the majority of all health workers and doctors throughout the world fear the vaccine is unsafe and will refuse to take it.
Many are concerned about the fact that the vaccine is being rushed through safety procedures  while the government has provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries.
The H1N1 shots will contain mercury  and squalene , adjuvants linked to the severe nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome , which killed more people than the actual flu virus the last time a pandemic was declared in 1976.