The State of Texas will receive its first supply of the H1N1 vaccine today and will distribute them to a high priority populations, such as children, pregnant women, and those with serious medical conditions.
It is estimated that the Lubbock Health Department, as well as Texas Tech, will not receive a supply until mid-to-late October sometime. Texas Tech has requested 35,000 vaccinations.
I’m certainly not qualified to say whether or not you should get the vaccine once it arrives, but personally, I would rather take the chance of getting the swine flu than take a vaccination that has not been tested yet.
Ever since we passed the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREPA) in 2006 that gave vaccine makers immunity from illnesses and deaths related to their vaccines, I can’t say that I trust anything they make. How can vaccine makers be held accountable for their products if it kills people? If they have immunity, they can’t be held accountable, so this rush to push the H1N1 vaccine without any testing is scary to me. There are no consequences if it causes serious problems.