|A beautiful box for the flu vaccine. But doctors almost never give you the insert that came with the vaccine: Why?|
"And now some words from our sponsor (GlaxoSmithKline)" — via the package insert:
"There have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with Flulaval."
"Safety and effectiveness of Flulaval have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers or children."
"Safety and effectiveness of Flulaval in pediatric patients have not been established."
"Flulaval has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential [cancer causation] , or for impairment of fertility."
"Do not administer Flulaval to anyone... following previous administration of any influenza vaccine."
Possible Adverse Effects Include:
• Eye pain and chest pain
• Dizziness, tremors and losing consciousness (syncope)
• Convulsions and seizures
• Gullain-Barre Syndrome
• Cranial nerve paralysis or limb paralysis
• Swelling of the brain
• Partial facial paralysis
A screen shot from the CDC's vaccine additives page, which miraculously hasn't yet been removed from their site:
Read More About What The Insert Says: HERE