The vaccine is 1% more effective than being vaccinated. Healthy adults who receive inactivated parental influenza vaccine rather than no vaccine probably have a 1% lower risk of experiencing influenza over a single influenza season.

Some contain – Thiomersal (Mercury compound) but the say there is no evidence but what peer reviewed papers do they have that it is ok?

Remember Bayer just got sued for 10 Billion for Round Up causing cancer. They always say there is no evidence but they will not show proof to the contrary. (vaccine company sponsored studies should not be believed as they are not independent)

Anti-vaccination activists promoting the incorrect claim that vaccination causes autism have asserted that the mercury in thiomersal is the cause. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim

Thiomersal, which contains mercury, was previously used as a preservative in some vaccines in very small amounts. Manufacturers removed thiomersal from all vaccines on Australia’s National Immunisation Program in 2000.

Carcinogenicity: Afluria® Quad vaccine has not been evaluated for carcinogenic potential.

carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes.

From Drug PDF: Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you or your child notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • reaction around the injection site such as tenderness, bruising, redness, warmth, pain, swelling or the formation of hard lumps
  • flu-like symptoms, such as headache, tiredness, fever, sore throat, runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing, cough, chills
  • vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea
  • aching muscles.

The following may be serious side effects and you or your child may need urgent medical attention. However, these side effects are rare.

Tell your doctor immediately if you or your child notice any of the following:

  • tingling or numbness.

The following are very serious side effects and you or your child may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. All of these side effects are rare.

If any of the following happen to you or your child, tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:

  • An allergic reaction: Typical symptoms include rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
  • shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing
  • a fit, convulsion or seizure, including convulsion associated with fever
  • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
  • little or no urine
  • severe stabbing or throbbing nerve pain
  • neck stiffness, headache and high temperature associated with hallucinations, confusion, paralysis of part or all of the body, disturbances of behaviour, speech and eye movements, and sensitivity to light.

Very rarely, a serious disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) may occur. GBS is an autoimmune syndrome caused by your body’s own immune system. GBS may make you feel weak; you may have difficulty moving around or you may experience numbness and tingling in your limbs.

Afluria® Quad vaccine may also contain trace amounts of detergent (sodium taurodeoxycholate), egg protein (ovalbumin), sucrose, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, propiolactone and hydrocortisone.

Sodium taurodeoxycholate accelerates the release of total phosphorus, lipid phosphorus, and protein from isolated everted rat small intestinal sacs. The effect occurs at concentrations of the physiological surfactant above the CMC. The effect of sodium taurodeoxycholate on components of the biological membrane can be related to an increase in permeability of the everted intestine to phenol red in the presence of various concentrations of the surfactant. The interaction of the surfactant with the biological membrane may produce an acceleration of the loss of structural integrity of the preparation, resulting in an increased permeability to phenol red.

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The adverse events spontaneously reported during post-approval use of Fluvax® TIV are presented below. Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders Thrombocytopoenia. Immune System Disorders Allergic or immediate hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic shock. Nervous System Disorders Neuralgia, paraesthesia and convulsions (including febrile convulsions), encephalomyelitis, neuritis or neuropathy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Vascular Disorders Vasculitis which may be associated with transient renal involvement. Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders Pruritus, urticaria and rash. General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions Cellulitis and large injection site swelling Influenza-like illness.

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