Anaphylactic reactions to swine flu jab

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Offline FuzzyUK

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Anaphylactic reactions to swine flu jab
« on: 25/11/2009 12:39:16 »
Canada's doctors told to stop using swine flu vaccine

"GlaxoSmithKline has advised doctors in Canada to stop using a batch of its swine flu vaccine, amid reports of severe side-effects in some patients. The batch of some 170,000 doses was put on hold because of the reported higher than usual number of patients having anaphylactic reactions."

So, are anaphylactic reactions common to all seasonal flu jabs? And if so, why are they 5 times higher with the recent Glaxo swine flu vaccination? Is Chris still around or has he gone into (anaphylactic) shock?

Another report here
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Anaphylactic reactions to swine flu jab
« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2009 22:55:16 »
I don't know about this case in particular, but flu vaccines are generally produced from chick eggs, so anyone who is allergic to eggs are at risk of having an allergic reaction to the flu jab.