H1N1 Vaccine Risks
Here is a list of some common H1N1 vaccine risks. H1N1 is one of the recent outbreaks that has affected many countries in world. There have been huge and tragic out breaks of H1N1 in several points in history, during which large of amounts of vaccinations were given. During all of these there were side effects and risks noted by doctors.
- GBS – Guillian-Barre Syndrome is a brain disorder and the risk is very low, one in a million, that a vaccination for H1N1 will cause it in a person. GBS affects the nerves in a person’s body, starting in the legs and working its way up. Eighty percent of people who suffer from GBS fully recover. The most recent known case of the H1N1 vaccine causing a fatal case of GBS was in 1976 when in a case of forty million people who were vaccinated five hundred cases of GBS were recorded. Twenty-five died.
- Redness/Swelling – There have been cases where people who have received the H1N1 vaccine have reported swelling or redness around the injection site. This is a relatively common risk to many vaccinations. This is not considered a serious risks and usually fades not long after the vaccination.
- Headache/Fever – Like redness or swelling, some patients suffer from a headache or a slight fever after receiving the H1N1 vaccine. It is not considered a serious H1N1 vaccine risk unless it lasts for a significant amount of time after the vaccination.
- Tired – Some patients have reported feeling tired after receiving the H1N1 vaccine, but like headache, fever, redness, or swelling it is not considered a serious H1N1 vaccine risk.
- Other Risks – Ever vaccine comes with risks. Allergies must be taken into consideration, as some medications can contain elements, like shellfish or eggs, that can cause serious allergic reactions, which can become fatal if they are not treated. It’s important to tell who ever is giving the vaccine of any allergies. It is also important to inform them of any medications that you are currently taking. Some vaccine can react badly when mixed with other medications.