Canadians Ordered To Stop use Of Batch Of Swine Flu Vaccine

November 24, 2009

Canada (ChattahBox) – Canadian officials have stopped the use of a full batch of the swine flu vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix, after five times the expected amount developed severe allergic reactions.

According to the BBC, 20,000 people have so far experienced anaphylactic reactions to the vaccine, including breathing problems, severe skin rashes, and increased heart rate.

While all reactions have been easily treated, and so are so far not believed to be creating any long term effects, researchers wont know for some time for sure.

The pharmaceutical company believes this may be related to the batch itself. They are opening an investigation, and in the meantime no more of the batch will be administered.

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