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Government Pushes Harder for Universal Flu Vaccines

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Government Pushes Harder for Universal Flu Vaccines

Government Pushes Harder for Universal Flu Vaccines

A recent article that is circulating in mainstream media grabbed my attention: The government is pushing harder than last year for the flu vaccine, now urging EVERYONE over the age of 6 months to receive at least one, possibly two doses of this vaccine. This new universal recommendation is a drastic upscale from last year’s flu vaccine recommendations, which specifically targeted “high risk” individuals such as hospital workers and the elderly. But this year, Big Pharma and the government are stepping up the protocols and urging all citizens to receive this controversial and largely untested medication. And here’s the real catch: this year’s flu vaccine will contain the new H1N1 vaccination, along with two other new forms of flu virus. Is it safe and effective, and is it necessary? The debate on this issue is one of the most controversial and contested in health care today.

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