H1N1 Vaccine Safety

POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:25pm

Now that the Swine Flu vaccine is arriving at clinics all over the country, many Americans remain undecided about getting the vaccine.

When a Maryland Swine Flu clinic opened Wednesday, the line was around the building with people like Meg Tucker...

"I was concerned that I would get sick before I had the opportunity to have the vaccine."

Michelle Lowrey wants her kids protected

"I've had friends two have had the swine flu and they said it was just the worst illness they've ever had."

Finding the H1N1 shot can be tough. Supplies are still trickling out to states...

"The levels of vaccine we have at this point are still fairly low."

The University of Kansas Medical Center is urging employees to get
vaccinated.

"We wanna catch 'em as they come in."

Health care workers who could lose their jobs for not taking the shot protested in court today. But some ethics experts are not on their side

"What kind of example is this to set in the middle of flu season and the possibility of a swine flu epidemic to say nurses, doctors are not gonna take these vaccines?"

Tests are still underway so there is fear of the unknown. Government health experts went online again to reassure everyone

"The safety record of this vaccine to date does not indicate a cause for concern."
"A decision to wait is not risk-free, that it is possible that you or your child will get influenza in the waiting period."

That's what happened to Summer Rockefeller, the perfectly healthy 10 year old Georgia girl who died of Swine Flu Saturday.

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