Concerns raised about H1N1 nasal mist vaccine
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October 08, 2009 07:39 PM PDT
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
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.
Here is an article that I came across on the internet.
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.
VIRAL SHEDDING & FLUMIST INTRANASAL VACCINE:
Risks of FluMist Vaccine:
Reprinted from http://www.redflagsweekly.com/extra/2003_oct03_2.html
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?
"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)"
Trial to Assess the Shedding,Immunogenicity, and Safety of FluMist
Administered to Healthy Individuals 5-49 Years of Age: