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Swine Flu is Deadly. Is the Vaccine worth the risk?

August 24, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccines To Vary–Majority Using Thimerosal

DateAug 17, 2009

James Geiger M.D.–


Curious me took a poll of my 500 plus friends on Facebook and 1600 plus followers on Twitter.

The Poll asked…The Swine Flu vaccination. Will you get it?

Preliminary Results of my friends and followers poll.

75% said they will definitely not get the vaccine when it becomes available.

25% said, “Maybe.”

Why is that? Perhaps you have read many online reports of side effects and complications caused by vaccinations.

  • Overwhelmed and confused by back-to-school Vaccination recommendations for Hepatitis, Tentanus-Diptheria-Pertussis (Td/Tdap), Varicella,Measles-Mumps-Rubella(MMR), Human papillomavirus (HPV), Meningococcal, Shingles, plus Flu and Swine Flu.
  • Concern that the vaccine contains adjuvants may cause chronic inflammation.
  • Concern that Preservatives (mercury) may cause brain and immune dysfunction diseases. e.g. Autism.
  • Concern that chicken eggs, monkey organs and Live Avian Virus were used to make the vaccine.

What is known about the Swine Flu and the Vaccine.

  • The vaccine will become available starting late Sept./Oct.
  • Thousands of people have died worldwide from Swine Flu.
  • Five manufacturers are producing vaccine for the U.S.: Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis, GSK, Medimmune, CSL and possibly Baxter.
  • Formulation will vary by provider. For Novartis, vaccine may be preformulated with adjuvant (oil in water to stimulate the immune system). For CSL, GSK and Sanofi Pasteur, mixing of vaccine and adjuvant at the site of administration will be necessary. Medimmune vaccine will not be adjuvanted.
  • The majority of vaccine will be in multi-dose vials with the preservative Thimerosal (mercury). The aim is to have enough vaccine in nasal inhalers and single dose syringes Thimerosal (mercury) preservative free for young children and pregnant women.
  • The committee recommended that vaccination efforts initially focus on 5 target groups: vaccination for pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, persons between the ages of 6 months through 24 years, and people ages 25 through 64 years who are at higher risk for novel H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

TBA: Things yet to be determined about the vaccine.

  • To be determined if a booster shot taken 21-28 days after the first shot will be necessary.
  • To be determined if you should get the combination Swine Flu and regular flu vaccine at the same time.
  • To be determined is how significant the Swine Flu resistance to Tamiflu will become.
  • To be determined if Guillain-Barre Syndrome will become a significant side effect of the vaccine.

Influenza and Swine Flu Preparedness for Novel H1N1 Swine Flu Virus Pandemic:

Take steps to protect yourself from getting ill and spreading germs.

  • Develop a family preparedness plan.
  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Stay Calm to enhance your immune system.

As for me, I still have two months to decide.

Dr. James L. Geiger is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing acute care anesthesia and clinical aromatherapy in Arizona. He c ompleted residency at USC and Internship at St. Mary’s Center in San Francisco where he remained to perform cardiac anesthesia with his father, a Cardiothoracic surgeon, for 16 years. At St. Mary’s he developed and lectured on Fast Track Cardiac Anesthesia programs for early recovery from anesthesia and was chairman of the critical care committee. Currently Dr. Geiger is on staff at several medical centers, orthopedic hospitals and surgicenters where he has introduced therapy with essential oils into the operating and recovery rooms. Dr Geiger’s special interest is consulting in the development of patient services for Integrative Therapies and Medical Spa services which care for the needs of those seeking integrative treatments. Dr. Geiger’s speaking presentations are suitable for conventions, resorts, spas and business meetings worldwide. He is the author of The Sweet Smell of Success: Health and Wealth Secrets (LifeSuccess Publishing/ Feb 2009).

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