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I am a mom, therefore I lecture. Unfortunately, the lecturing part now has expanded from my own offspring to others within my reach. My only excuse is that I lecture because I worry and care. If I ... Posted on 9/27/09 at 4:35 AM
No big problems seen in first report on new vaccine Since vaccinations began in early October, the government has been tracking the safety of the swine flu vaccine. By mid-November, about 22 million Americans had gotten the vaccine and there were about 3,200 reports of possible side effects, the vast majority for minor things like soreness or swelling from the shot.
Is it hype, hysteria or common-sense awareness and preparedness, this flu thing?
Ask us next spring, when (we hope) the current flu season peters out — though even then there still may be no definitive answer to satisfy everyone.
Health officials are scrambling to expand a hotline for Minnesotans suffering from the flu after callers to the new service reported the telephone went unanswered, they received busy signals and there were hours-long waits before nurses called back.
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