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H1N1 for pregnant women. Ch out this bullet point from Novartis.

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So, if they don't know if it will cause harm to the fetus and future reproduction, why did the govt. PUSH and PUSH it?

8.1 Pregnancy
Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN. It is also not known whether Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Shocking H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Stories From Pregnant Women Tell Your Doctors That Vaccines And Pregnancy Do Not Mix

    U.S. health authorities have made pregnant women one of the highest priority groups for getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, but is it actually safe for pregnant women and their babies? Well, the truth is that miscarriage reports from pregnant women who have taken the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are starting to pour in from all over the nation. Vaccines and pregnancy simply do not mix safely. In fact, the package inserts for the swine flu vaccines actually say that the safety of these vaccines for pregnant women has not been established.

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    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Category C means either

    1) It has been found to cause harm to the fetus


    2) It just hasn't been tested long enough on pregnant women to know for sure if it will or not.

    The swine flue shot falls under #2, as with all category C's you should weigh your risks, but you don't need to freak about the government nefariously pushing something the know is dangerous on us - the fact is they just can't mark it category B or A because they don't know.

    Anyway, it's the same ingredients as a seasonal flue shot, which plenty of pregnant women have had over the years with no problem, so I made my decision to get it based on that closest real life research that is available at this time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

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