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Side effect of flu shot

by JP Bill / November 15, 2004 9:10 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Re: flu shot - Nice 2 see a good side effect 4 once!
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / November 15, 2004 9:28 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Re: That's a side effect, I am pleased to hear about.
by MKay / November 16, 2004 12:12 AM PST
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One thing in the article may change
by Dragon / November 16, 2004 6:10 AM PST

re: Minute traces of egg protein in the vaccine could trigger an allergic reaction.

I heard they were going to get away from using eggs:

That may change someday, as leading vaccine manufacturers explore the possibility of trading their chicken eggs for stainless-steel culture vats and growing their flu virus in cell lines derived from humans, monkeys or dogs. The technology could allow companies to produce their vaccines in a more timely and less laborious manner and to respond more quickly in an emergency.

Then, people would only be able to use the vaccine if they werent allergic to monkeys, dogs, or people. Happy

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(NT) (NT) That change may be a few years off. Not sure.
by Bill Osler / November 16, 2004 9:36 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Interesting article.
by Bill Osler / November 16, 2004 9:37 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Where can I get my flu shot?
by Kiddpeat / November 16, 2004 9:56 AM PST
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