Exhibit One: "The American Medical Assn., the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the March of Dimes and
seven other groups sent a letter to healthcare professionals Wednesday
urging them to counsel pregnant patients to get a seasonal flu shot. ...
Many women fear getting the vaccine because they think it might harm the
fetus. But the organizations note that the vaccine had been given to
millions of pregnant women over the last decade and had not been shown
to harm either the women or their infants." -- Los Angeles Times,
September 15, 2010.
Exhibit Two: Official product label, written by drug maker and approved by FDA, for Fluzone flu vaccine: "Safety and efficacy of Fluzone have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children less than six months of age." (HERE) (All flu vaccines, thimerosal-containing or not, include this warning.)
Discuss. -- Dan Olmsted