I have been surprised at the number of alternative medical doctors on-line who have come out against the swine flu vaccine. Dr. Mercola has had several articles on his website (mercola.com). He has called it a fictional pandemic, very possibly a manmade virus. It says that the vaccine manufacturers have legal immunity for any problems with the vaccine. Most of the batches of vaccine will contain thimerisol. The vaccine manufacturers will make a profit about $50 billion per year.
Mercola goes on to say the the risks from the disease is not much worse than regular flu. There is question about the statistics being published. Not all cases of swine flu have been verified by tests.
The vaccines will be tested for approximately three weeks.
He also says that flu shots don't work:
"According to the 2006 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 51 separate studies concluded the flu vaccine worked no better than a placebo in 260,000 children ranging in age from six months to 23 months.
"A study published in the October 2008 Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found flu vaccines in young children have made no difference in the number of flu-related doctor and hospital visits.
"As reported in a 2004 publication of the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a study of 800 children with asthma concluded those receiving a flu vaccine had a significantly increased risk of asthma-related doctor and emergency room visits. "A more recent study released at the 2009 American Thoracic Society International Conference showed children with asthma who received FluMist had a 3-fold increased risk for hospitalization."
So the question you will have to decide for yourself is should you vaccinate your allergic child or not.
The vaccine will have squalene as an ingredient. This is the controversial ingredient that has been written about as causing Gulf War Syndrome.
"This story is important because, according to the VA report, GWS affects >25% of Gulf War veterans, and few have recovered."
"The observation from the Asa/Tulane studies that is most relevant to the health of Gulf War veterans, however, has not been further evaluated. Their initial study, reported in 2000, indicated that symptomatic Gulf War veterans had detectable levels of IgG antibodies to squalene, but that healthy veterans did not."
"I'm not a research scientist, but as a parent who may have to decide whether adjuvants are safe for my kids, I can only say that the way this study was performed, after 11 years of foot-dragging, leaves me with very little confidence that we are anywhere near getting to the truth of the squalene antibody issue."
Since I believe that the main cause of food allergy is due to vaccinations, this controversy about squalene is an important one. When squalene is injected into the body with a vaccine adjuvant, the body treats it as a toxic invader and produces antibodies against it. This is the same argument I have that vaccines cause food allergies. Inject peanut protein along with the adjuvant, you get peanut allergy. Same for fish, sesame, etc.
I am finding huge differences of opinion about who should get vaccinated with the swine flu vaccine.
"Attenuated vaccines also cannot be used by immunocompromised individuals."
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=119197.0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attenuated http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Vaccination
"CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that swine flu vaccine should first go to:
•"Pregnant women •"Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age •"Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel •"All children and young adults from 6 months through 24 years of age, and [notice this says ALL - it doesn't make any exceptions - bfg] •"Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza"
I would think that any child with a severe food allergy is immunocompromised. So I would really question any doctor who wanted to immunize an allergic child.
Whether you believe the "conspiracy theory" stuff that is all over the Internet about these vaccines, the laws are all in place to make this vaccine mandatory and anyone not getting the vaccine could be quarantined.
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny has a blog about these vaccines. http://drtenpenny.com/
Dr. Lorraine Day calls the swine flu a hoax. http://www.drday.com/
You will have to make your own decision about what you will do if the schools tell you that this vaccine is mandatory. Some states allow exemptions but that means your child may be exempted from the vaccine but will not be allowed to attend school if there is even one case of illness in your state.
The vaccine is supposed to be available in October.