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Lecture & Discussion: Swine Flu Vaccination: Local Physicians Voice Concerns

Date: Monday, October 12, 2009
Time: 05:00 PM
- 06:30 PM

Location: HSS 306

Cost: No Cost

Web: http://www.sfsu.edu/~holistic

Sponsor: Holistic Health Learning Center

Contact: Kenn Burrows, HED Faculty

Phone: (415) 338-1897

HH Learning Center Open House Very soon, millions of doses of flu vaccine to fight the H1N1 flu threat will be in the hands of public health officials who are preparing to carry out recommendations that all children and most adults receive the vaccine. Yet many health professionals state that the swine flu may not be as dangerous as projected. If the H1N1 virus does mutate into something more dangerous, they point out that the new vaccine may not be effective against it. In addition, there are numerous concerns about the safety of a mass immunization. For example, when swine-flu immunizations are implemented nationwide later this fall, there will not have been sufficient time for clinical trials on the new preparations. Given these issues, parents are especially concerned. A panel of three medical doctors will explore these questions: Stacia Lansman, MD, pediatrics; Len Saputo, MD, internal medicine; and a physician from the SF Public Health Dept.

 

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