I bought into that panic, stood in line at the mall a and got vaccinated with an air gun. I haven't had a vaccination since, I've never had a flu shot.Well, based on what happened with the rushed swine flu vaccine in the 70's I think it would be good to exercise caution. New things, whether tech, cars, vaccines always have that tweaking period of working out kinks and problems.
In 1976, an outbreak of the swine flu, influenza A virus subtype H1N1 at Fort Dix, New Jersey caused one death, hospitalized 13, and led to a mass immunization program. After the program began, the vaccine was associated with an increase in reports of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which can cause paralysis, respiratory arrest, and death. The immunization program was ended after approximately 25% of the population of the United States had been administered the vaccine.
Richard Krause, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseasesfrom 1975 to 1984, writes that the government response to the swine flu outbreak was considered to be too fast.....