As if things were not bad enough they now have concerns for bad batches of H1N1 flu vaccine which may lead to more allergic reactions from the flu vaccinations that other batches.
Not only must we have concern overall for the effects of this vaccine but now we must contend with the fact that some doses are not the same as others. How do we know we are getting the right medic ine if each batch may be different?
The Associated Press: GlaxoSmithKline pulls swine flu vaccines in Canada: "Pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Tuesday it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccines in case they trigger life-threatening allergies.
Company spokeswoman Gwenan White said that they issued the advice after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine might have caused more allergic reactions than normal.
'We have advised health care professionals not to use that batch while health authorities and GlaxoSmithKline investigate,' she said.
White said the batch at issue, which has been distributed across Canada, contains 172,000 doses of the vaccine. She declined to say how many doses had been administered before the advice to stop using them was given."