Found an H1N1 inac vrus in Fluzone ingre

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Found an H1N1 inac vrus in Fluzone ingre
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Wed, 09-02-2009 - 8:58pm

Hi all, been a while. Now the kids are back at school I have 'some' more time (hyper toddler and all;)

My doctor called asking if we wanted to get teh flu shot for my toddler; I was about to utter the usual, "No thanks" when I was told it was Fluzone and was preservative and antibiotic free. My interest piqued I obtained a copy of the ingredient from the doctor's office. Sure enough no preservatives, no antibiotics. There is formaldehyde traces (less than 100mcg), still gelatin and Triton X-100(not more tham 0.02%), and socrose (not more than 2%).

However of the 3 viruses. One is H3N2 and another hsasn't a number but the 3rd calls itself Brisbane/59/2007, IVR-148 (H1N1). Yes, I said it H1N1. My question is which H1N1 is it; obviously not the one we are hearing about; is it teh one from teh 70's outbreak?

Dee

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 11:51am

According to an article I read in the Wall Street Journal, that strain is one that was in the 2008 formulation.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 12:05pm

H1N1 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 2:23pm
It's good to see you on the board again Dee!
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Registered: 04-28-2007
Thu, 09-03-2009 - 9:26pm