People, we are talking about the flu here, not polio, not small pox, not any of a myriad of childhood diseases that threaten adults when exposed. This is the flu that has always been with us, will continue to be with us, and is ever mutating. By the time the pharma companies get enough vaccine (that may not work and may actually threaten lives), ready, the flu will have mutated again.
As I work my way through H.R. 3200 – Obama’s DeathCare bill, I will be looking for the provision that gives the federal government power over your ability to choose when, where, and how your children and you are vaccinated. As for mandated flu vaccinations – that won’t be happening in my house due to the fact that I received the mandated flu vaccine in 1976 and almost died from it.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All U.S. children aged 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
The CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat said the agency was strengthening recommendations for children to get the vaccination against seasonal influenza, especially with fears that the new H1N1 virus will be added to the already expected burden of seasonal flu.