I had mine in the UK on Tuesday with nil side effects
There are 2 types of vaccine available in the UK depending on your immune system status - Pandermix and Celvaplan
The Pandemrix vaccine is prepared in hensĺ eggs in the same way that seasonal flu vaccines are. It should not be given to people who have had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction (experiencing shock or difficulty breathing) after being exposed to egg products.
The Celvapan vaccine is not prepared using eggs, so you should have this vaccine if you have a severe allergy to eggs.
I had a single shot of Panderix, my friend who has had a kidney transplant had Celvapan, but requires a 2nd dose in 2 weeks time
Several of my friends in the Uk have had swine flu which was diagnosed by a doctor. Out of the five I know of, only two were ill for more than five days, and they were the ones who took the Tamiflu antiviral medicine.
Message posted by kathy3 on 28áNovemberá2009 at 12:42pm - IP Logged
HI my husband had the swine flu , he had Tamiflu capsules off the Doc
he was told it does not cure it just ""shortens"" the duration >> My husband was very ill . But he recovered okay
The ""joke"" is we had just come back from Ibiza , i had a stinking cold !!It was one of the worst i have had
The Doc said i had probably had the swine flu not a cold and gave it to my husband
A lot of people have it and don,t suffer much at all , it takes people different ways >>
Needless to say i was not flavour of the month ,, kathy,
Message posted by ele 56 on 28áNovemberá2009 at 3:03pm - IP Logged
I may have it at the moment but how do you tell whether it's flu or swine flu. The list of symptoms on the flu website are the usual suspects - sore throat, headache, aching limbs etc etc which are normal flu symptoms. I started with a very sore throat on Tuesday and have been in bed for 2 days but figure it's now too late to bother with Tamiflu, I am a woman, I just get on with it!!!
Message posted by kathy3 on 28áNovemberá2009 at 8:20pm - IP Logged
ele, my son David, 15, was 'diagnosed' with it in September. Whether he had it or not is debateable, however he did have flu of some sort, and being septmeber and not usual for Flu at that time of year, was deemed to be the swine variety. he was given the Tamiflu voucher, but I didnt get it preferring to watch and wait. In the meantime I discussed with my next door neighbour over the garden fence LOL, and she is something very senior in the north west Public Health department......and she strongly advised me not to give it to david, unless he absolutely deteriorated.David was in bed for a week, after which he made a full recovery...without the Tamiflu.
Unless you have any major underlying illness, I think the best advice seems to be do without it.
Hope you are feeling better soon ele ! XXXXXx
Message posted by Don1 on 29áNovemberá2009 at 2:03am - IP Logged
I am so worried about a colleague from work. She "had" swine flu late September to early October. Just a few days after our employer extended the allowed period for self-certification to be 14 days for this particular instance. Not wishing to make light of such a serious issue but I do have reservations about the honesty involved here. On friday we received a sicknote for a third consecutive week of a second instance of swine flu. Would you credit this as being possible!
Message posted by sedgi on 29áNovemberá2009 at 2:21am - IP Logged
Hi all I have had it and I am fine like they say achy arm could not sleep had a stiff neck and achy legs but ok after 24 hours working in the health service my advice is have it! seen loads with it and not nice I was not goimg to have it but did not want to bring it home nasty little bug.mild form ok confirmed by swab but wors case sinario is not nice x
Message posted by C4owner on 29áNovemberá2009 at 10:50am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by SpearTravels on 27áNovemberá2009
I have been advised by my Doctor in the UK not to have it as I am asthmatic, which is ironic because I am therefore part of the 'high-risk' group.
Personally, I am not sure if I would want it anyway because it seems to me that it has been rushed out, although it must have had all the necessary clinical trials, I presume?
Well I have Asthma and Bronchitis and my Doctor said have the vaccine, so I did.
Were off to Egypt in February and they screen people going into the country and any sign of a temperature will get you 5 days isolation which is a prospect I didn't relish which was another reason for the vaccine (reminds me, must get the Doc's to sign my immunisation card)
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