Monday, October 12, 2009

H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine and "Viral Shedding"

Sarasota County has announced that the intranasal vaccine will be the
first to arrive and to be used. The FDA package insert for the vaccine warns that the vaccine may actually spread the H1N1 virus to immunocompromised individuals.

Question: During a so-called "pandemic," aren't there "immunocompromised individuals" just about everywhere? Is it wise to be vaccinating millions of people with a vaccine which may actually be spreading H1N1 virus?

MedImmune H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine FDA Package Insert here:
   section 17.2, page 21, states:
"17.2 Vaccination with a Live Virus Vaccine
Vaccine recipients or their parents/guardians should be informed by
the health care provider that Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised household contacts."

ABC-7, DENVER: Hospitals Shun H1N1 FluMist Vaccine, Wait For Injections
Concern That Doctors, Nurses Could Spread 'Live' Virus
"But several metro area hospitals said they won’t be taking the
FluMist because they don’t want to endanger patients.
       When asked if that meant that FluMist was dangerous, Lois
VanFleet, infection prevention specialist at Exempla Good Samaritan
Medical Center in Lafayette said, "No, it's a very safe vaccine in
healthy people."
       But, she said it’s made with a live virus, and that doctors
and nurses who inhaled the live virus could shed some of it on
patients whose immune systems are compromised.
       VanFleet said the staffs at Lutheran, St. Joseph’s and Good
Samaritan Medical Centers will wait for the injected vaccine.
      "The injected vaccine is made with antibodies, not live virus," she said.


Risks of FluMist Vaccine:

Reprinted from
An Investigation By Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
October, 3, 2003

H1N1 FluMist ~ the Nasal Spray that Keeps on Giving!:

Q: What are the potential complications of the FluMist™ vaccine?,0,w
"If a close contact is vaccinated, the resulting viral shedding could
cause a person with a primary immune deficiency disease to become
infected with the flu vaccine strains. (See A7 below)"

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