Media articles re flu vaccines

See: Flu vaccine reaction media stories

[2016 Dec] Nurses file labor complaint over St. Charles flu shot/mask policy

[2012 Oct] Influenza scare at AIIMS as doctors  Most doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences have refused to take the preventive vaccination against the influenza virus as, they claim, the vaccine is outdated and ineffective.

 [2012 June] Flu vaccine production methods triggered fits: CSL   drug giant CSL has admitted its vaccine production methods probably triggered seizures in children, in the first results from its two-year investigation into the Fluvax fits. But CSL refused to say yesterday if it would pay compensation to the families of children hospitalised after being immunised with Fluvax, which has been banned for pediatric use after sending one in 100 children into febrile fits in 2010....The preliminary results of CSL's two-year investigation conclude that its manufacturing methods may have failed to fully split the viruses used to make flu vaccines.

[2012 Jan] Flu vaccine investigator is suspended for four months for research fraud

[2012 Jan] Flu Shot or Not? State Health Officials Warn Against "Alarmist" Reaction to Young Girl's Death   She got a flu shot. The next day, she developed a bad headache and fever. On December 6, the normally happy and healthy girl, who had no previous history of chronic health problems or adverse reactions to vaccines, turned blue, stopped breathing and died in her motherís arms.

[2011 Oct] TGA defends Fluvax decision

[2010] Flu expert linked to drug firms

[2011 March. Aus] Vaccines may have increased swine flu risk

[2010 April] St. Louis doctors get $2.5 million from Pfizer, Lilly, Glaxo, Merck  Dr. Robert Belshe traveled throughout rural Missouri and Illinois last year to discuss flu vaccines during the H1N1 scare. Drug companies Merck & Co. Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline helped pick up the tab.

[2010 March] Vitamin D better than vaccines at preventing flu, report claims

[2010 March] Flu shots futile: study

[2010 Feb] £115m annual flu jab cost 'may be a waste of money'

[2009 Oct] Flu vaccines 'not worth the bother' says expert There is little medical evidence that the vaccines have any kind of beneficial effect, even for vulnerable people with asthma and cystic fibrosis, he said.  Vaccines given to children under the age of two have the same effect as if they were given a dummy drug, he added.

[2009 Sept] B.C. may suspend seasonal flu shots

[2009 Sept] Studies raise seasonal flu shot fear  Drawn from a series of studies from British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, the data appear to suggest that people who got a seasonal flu shot last year are about twice as likely to catch swine flu as people who didn't.

[Feb 2008] All Kids Must Get Flu Vaccine, Panel Says

[2006] Flu vaccines 'not worth the trouble'
[Media Feb 2005] Flu shots donít save seniors' lives, study finds
[Media Feb 2005] Flu shots little help for young kids, study says
[Jan 2003] Foggy Thinking as Inhaled Flu Vaccine (FLUMIST) Nears FDA Approval
[Media Jan 2002] Autism fears over mercury in flu jabs
[Media Sept 2002] Flu vaccine contains mercury
[Dec 2001] The Chemtrial and Flu Vaccine Connection
[June 2002] Nursing Home Residents Get Flu Despite Getting Flu Shot
[Media Sept 2001] Dutch Farmers Say Bayer (Flu) Vaccine Caused Sick Cows
Paramedics On the Job - Without Flu Shots
[media 2002] Flu Shot Reactions Worry Officials

[2008 Sept] Pregnant women may be offered the flu jab
[Nov 2007] Most flu shots contain mercury, but few know it