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Information about the H1N1 flu vaccine. Norwegian Institute of Public Health issues list of side-effects. As reported earlier this week the vaccine is now on its way to Norway. According to the institute the reported side-effects of the Pandemrix Swine Flu vaccine can be compared with those of the annual one, but are more common. They go on to say that there is also a higher likelihood of experiencing a reaction around the injection point.

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Information about the H1N1 flu vaccine

Published on Friday, 9th October, 2009 at 15:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th October 2009 at 10:12.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health issues list of side-effects.

Illustration photo: Flu vaccine
Illustration photo: Flu vaccine
Photo: Samantha Celera/Flickr


As reported earlier this week the vaccine is now on its way to Norway. According to the institute the reported side-effects of the Pandemrix Swine Flu vaccine can be compared with those of the annual one, but are more common.

They go on to say that there is also a higher likelihood of experiencing a reaction around the injection point.

Normal side-effects in 1 out of 10 of those vaccinated:

·         Headache

·         Tiredness

·         Pain, redness, swelling, or hardness around the injection area

·         Fever

·         Pain in muscles or joints.

Other common side-effects in 1-10 out of every 100 vaccinated:

·         Heat, itching, or bruises around the injection area

·         Increased sweating, shaking, flu-like symptoms

·         Swollen lymph-nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin

Less common side-effects in 1-10 of every 1,000 vaccinated:

·         Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

·         Drowsiness

·         Dizziness

·         Diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pains, or nausea

·         Itching or a rash

·         Feeling generally unwell

·         Sleeplessness

The above symptoms normally disappear after 1-2 days without treatment, and are results of clinical trials conducted on approximately 5,000 people between the ages of 18 and 60.

Several smaller studies were made of the elderly and children between 3 and 9.



Published on Friday, 9th October, 2009 at 15:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th October 2009 at 10:12.

This post has the following tags: swine, flu, influenza, h1n1, vaccine, pandremix, side-effects, institute, public, health, norwegian.





  
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