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One million Swedes have had swine flu vaccine

TT/The Local · 28 Oct 2009, 07:43

Published: 28 Oct 2009 07:43 GMT+01:00

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“That means that a few hundred thousand people will avoid getting ill, and a thousand people will avoid becoming seriously ill,” said Anders Tegnell of the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Tegnell reviewed the current vaccination situation with public health minister Maria Larsson and also addressed the ongoing spread of rumours alleging the vaccine is dangerous.

“It’s been said, for example, that Germany is going to switch vaccines. But that is a myth. Germany is not thinking about buying a new vaccine,” he said.

“I understand that people want to be careful. But it’s also important to not be misled. The Swedish vaccination programme isn’t unique and we're not doing anything out of the ordinary in this country.”

Jan Liljemark of the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) said that roughly 100 cases of side effects had been reported thus far.

“That figure was very much expected,” he said.

Larsson said that the spread of the flu is increasing.

“A million Swedes have been vaccinated and we have very little time before the big spread of infection is expected to start,” she told the TT news agency.

She hopes that as many people as possible get vaccinated, adding that there have yet to be any “strange side effects”.

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“So people should feel secure with the vaccine,” she added.

Next week, Stockholm’s public schools will commence with a swine flu vaccination programme for the school system's roughly 95,000 students and staff.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:06 October 28, 2009 by just a question
How many of this one million Swedes are sick because of the vaccine?
09:49 October 28, 2009 by andilla
I can't get that already 1 million fell for this very dangerous hoax.

"...that there have yet to be any "strange side effects".

"So people should feel secure with the vaccine,..." - pardon me????????????

Start to THINK, people!

A good read on the subject, with FACTS and not the propaganda the Swedish government is saying: http://www.theflucase.com
10:20 October 28, 2009 by Osokin
2.5 billion kronor ... ka-ching !
10:26 October 28, 2009 by MTTRN
"One million Swedes have had swine flu vaccine"

Clearly this is an outright lie.

"100 cases of side effects had been reported thus far"

Why even bother reporting anything like this. Just buy some antibiotics as your immune system wears down as a result of this and other vaccinations and you will have bought the whole fish

Stupidity should and shall be painful
11:40 October 28, 2009 by Ozpot
Those people will actually get the virus from the vaccine and can spread they virus to others. One person I spoke to said he got the swine flu from the vaccine.

Keep away from the vacinated. :)
12:40 October 28, 2009 by Twiceshy
That website (theflucase.com) is spinning the SvD report as if it says the vaccine is to blame for the 5 deaths, while what it actually says is that those 5 people who died had several chronic diseases, and that the vaccine is not linked to the deaths...
12:51 October 28, 2009 by Ozpot
If it is the other way around people who have an underlying illness die of the flu then its the flu's fault.

Funny how that works :)
13:06 October 28, 2009 by Twiceshy
Ozpot I see your point but it's not exactly the same... combinations of diseases are proven to be deadly, whereas the vaccine is not.
13:20 October 28, 2009 by Ozpot
The truth is … vaccinations have never been proven to work. And here's why …

No researcher has directly exposed test subjects to diseases - it wouldn't be ethical to do so …

No double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been done to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated people …

Not everyone exposed to a disease develops symptoms - so it's impossible to know if the person would have developed symptoms if he had not been vaccinated, and …

Studies have had no long-term follow-up to determine vaccination effectiveness or identify chronic toxicity.
14:13 October 28, 2009 by Mike #1986
I reckon every one who has made a comment so far doesn't have a clue what they are on about..

you are all claiming this and that ...

the facts are every year hundreds of thousands take influenza shots in Sweden every winter ..

so I SEE no difference why this year it should be so HYPED up !!!!

the point is paranoia and the lack of academic approval.
14:52 October 28, 2009 by Ozpot
I agree why is the swine flu being hyped when the WHO themselves have said it is a mild to moderate flu and the seasonal flu is more dangerous.

Why is the Media and world governments pushing this vaccine? Why so much attention?

Is it wrong to for people to question this even though they might not be an authority? I think not.

I personally like to read information from Doctors who are experts in their fields, and make my mind up from that.

People should be allowed to have their own opinion and decide for themselves whether or not to take the shot.

I have never been vaccinated and never will.

Investigate what some of these doctors have to day about vaccines

Dr. Russell Blaylock

Dr. Joseph Mercola

True Ott, PhD
15:19 October 28, 2009 by Puffin
I am surprised at the 1 million figure - in my county the mass vaccination of school children has not even started yet and my daughter who belongs to a serious risk group only got her letter yesterday

It's also interesting that they claim to have had few side effects - Mr Puffin called läkemedelsverket to report his 3 days off work with a bad reaction - only to be told that that they would NOT take his report because his symptoms of

- fever

- severe joint pain

- chills

- headaches

- extreme fatigue

Were normal and expected
16:32 October 28, 2009 by laura ka baal
Nothing to worry since swedish doctor will give one medicine and that is ALVEDON.
16:50 October 28, 2009 by FluffyPuff
Im a 38 year old American writing from Östersund, Sweden and I just wanted to let everybody know that Im still alive and well after getting the swine flu vaccine 2 days ago. Im feeling pretty tired (but I worked 4 days this weekend) and I do have pain in my arm like somebody punched me really hard.....but maybe thats from pushing open the elevator door with my shoulder everytime I use it.....not sure. Anyways its kinda funny talking to my family and looking in from the outside-in. Not everything is a conspiracy, not everybody is out to get us, its just a vaccine. If you know that you have a risk for having a heart attack or lung disease then maybe the vaccine isnt right for you, otherwise I think its worth it. Hope this helps.
20:49 October 28, 2009 by Twiceshy
" it is a mild to moderate flu"

So was the 1918 Spanish flu virus before it mutated into a deadly virus.
10:12 October 29, 2009 by Ozpot
"So was the 1918 Spanish flu virus before it mutated into a deadly virus"

Just because a flu mutated into a deadly virus doesn't mean that all flu's will mutate into a deadly virus.

No one can predict how a virus will mutate, most virus usually mutate into weaker forms of the virus.

Unless of course it has been engineered to mutate into a deadly virus say when it comes in contact with something else like a vaccine (Hypothetical situation if eugenicists are really behind the pushing of this vaccine as some may claim, I am not claiming this)

Your comment also validates that there is no point taking a vaccine, if the virus mutates it renders the current vaccine useless.
15:44 October 30, 2009 by askin
1. Expressen wrote on Oct 29 that 1 in 10.000 who get the swine flu vaccin is paralyzed. (Due to the substances used in the vaccine in Europe.)

2. England doesn't use the British vaccin sold by Smith Kline

but Sweden, Germany and many other European countries use it. England buys its vaccin from the USA which doesn't have the dangerous substances in it.

3. That the swine flu vaccin used in Sweden is dangerous is also reflected in the 2 deaths it caused in Sweden in the first days of the vaccination campaign. Both persons who died were in the risk group.

In Israel 4 persons died of the vaccine and the Israel stooped vaccinating people.

Many scientific facts on this vaccin can be found at the following sites:

www.mercola.com www.healthresources.com

4. A Canadian report says, those vaccinated against the seasonal flu this year are twice as high risk to catch the

swine flu.

5. If swine flu kills, it kills via pneumonia. To get a pneumonia vaccin is perhaps wise to fight swine flu.
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