Friday, October 23, 2009

H1N1 and NPR

I heard an interesting report on NPR about a correlation between H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccine in Canada. Here's a link to the transcript, if anyone's interested. Health officials found a correlation between getting the seasonal vaccine and an increased risk of contracting H1N1. This is why I chose to forego the seasonal vaccine. I do intend to get the pandemic vaccine, if it ever makes it to either my primary doc of my midwife. I may pursue the seasonal vaccine after I receive the pandemic one, but not before. A big part of why I want the H1N1 vaccine has to do with the immunity passed on to the fetus/newborn for up to 6 months after birth.

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