Flu vaccine causes vaccine-related miscarriage to rise
I've seen many threads over the past week or 2 especially about whether or not to get the flu vaccine. I came across this article tonight, someone posted it on FB and I thought I would share for those still trying to decide, something to take into consideration for sure
I completely respect every woman's choice on this issue.
However, that is a completely unreliable, biased and unscientific article and report. There's no basis for attributing any of those sad miscarriages to the vaccine aside from proximity. They appear to be entirely self reported. It also makes no differentiation between vaccines containing thimerosol and those that do not.
I'm glad you weren't relying on this as part of your decision!
To those of you who have has the shot please don't panic!
It does show the reports and the VAERS database is completely real, you can search reactions for all types of vaccines on there. I'm sure some of them might have been coincidence but considering it was such a huge rise it's def something to take into consideration. The H1N1 vaccine is so new there aren't a ton of studies done on it but the one year it was recommended and regular flu vaccine as well the miscarriage rate rose quite a bit and very close to the times they were vaccinated. Def not suggesting anyone use this story as a basis for your decision but something that should be considered and more research should be done to really look at the safety for pregnant women
I skimmed through the "Vaers report" - without a scientific or even principled basis for inclusion in the report, I don't think you can measure a rise in so-called related miscarriages. All you can say is there's an increase in the reports to this body, which seems more likely to be a consequence of increased profile on the part of the "researchers". Which is unfortunate because that just causes panic rather than reasoned discussion.
Further, while the H1N1 vaccine is new, flu vaccines are new every year anyway. Plus, the vaccine itself is dead.
So agreed - no matter which side of the decision you come down on - and again I respect whichever decision you make - that article shouldn't be the basis for your decision!
^^^Absolutely and that's what everyone has to do, weigh up the risks and see what is right for them, and everyone will look at that differently and come to different decisions
Just want to say I wasn't posting this to start a debate or make anyone upset or worry, I just found it interesting and wanted to share since there has been a lot about whether or not to get it, just think maybe some others would be interested in seeing it and just taking the possibility into consideration.
Vaccines can save lives and they can cause great harm too, there are risks and benefits, you have to do what's right for you For me it's not to have the vaccine and not to vaccinate my kids, not only against flu but we do none. But that's just our opinion I def don't think anything "bad" of someone who thinks it is best for them to have it, def up to each individual
i tried to speak to my nurse and MW about the jab, but they would not advise me and told me they do not stock the flu jab-it would have to be ordered so i needed to make my mind up.
i spoke to my husband about it last night,he/we have decided we dont like the fact they are unable to advise(as they have to cover themselves) and dont even stock the vaccine, so we're calling it a day on the issue.
I had the jab last week this scares me I hope LO is ok
I think maybe I should stop reading flu threads.
This is what i find awful the fact that all these threads are now scaring people that have had the flu jab. Try not to read hun
It is entierley YOUR choice weather you have the flu job or not, it's just getting pretty annoying reading these threads every day about the same thing and how much damage it can do to baby etc when there is nothing proven.
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