This was posted in the Vancouver Sun today…
GENEVA — An unusual number of severe allergic reactions to swine flu vaccinations have been recorded in Canada, where a batch of the vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been recalled, the WHO said on Tuesday.
“An unusual number of severe allergies to the vaccine have been detected in Canada,” World Health Organization spokesman Thomas Abraham told AFP.
“The Canadian authorities are conducting the appropriate investigations on the vaccines” and “recalled a batch of vaccine from GSK.”
“We need to understand what happened in Canada,” he added.
[COLOR=”DarkSlateBlue”][B]GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman Gwenan White told AFP that the affected doses of its Aprepanrix vaccine had caused reactions to the heart and lungs.[/B][/COLOR]
Ms. White added that some 172,000 doses are involved, although she declined to reveal how many of those had already been used.
GlaxoSmithKline has asked Canadian medical authorities to stop administering vaccines from the affected batch, Ms. White said, adding the company’s investigations were ongoing.
WHO spokesman Thomas Abraham said that the WHO had not changed its recommendations regarding swine flu vaccines.
Last week, the WHO said checks on many of the 30 deaths recorded following mass pandemic flu vaccinations had so far ruled out a direct link to the vaccines.
The fatalities made up a minute fraction of at least 65 million doses of swine flu vaccines which have been administered, said the WHO, citing data from 16 countries.
[B]For every 10,000 doses of vaccines administered, only one report of adverse effect had been logged.[/B]
Of every 100 reports of adverse effects, five are serious cases such as death, the WHO said.
I talked to my mom and she said that she would help out only if she got a note from the doctor or was able to talk to him. My psychiatrist is OK with me going and so I think things are going to go well. I am getting along physically in physio and improving steadily. My mom is coming to see me on monday. My psychiatrist though is going on vacation for 3 weeks thats is OK. He is more concerned that I pay off the debt to money moart and get that under control. I will be doing that the best I can. I am trying to do more things independantly. I try to use a cane and walk with it and I can go short distances occasionally with it. It helps with stairs now and then but not always then I just resort to going up them on my butt and the same thing going down. All the things we learned as children going up and down stairs on our butts, well it works.
Hope all of you are doing OK, Keeping all of you in my prayers