H1N1 Vaccine: Safe for Humans or Not?

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Julia Ross
English 111
Stacy Fitzpatrick
October 4, 2009

Audience Analysis

I am writing this paper to reach any person or persons that are a little skeptical about getting the H1N1 vaccine. I am sure there are many questions out there pertaining to the safe use and possible side effects of getting this vaccine. I think there are many people who are confused about who are the highest risk groups for the H1N1 virus. Since the H1N1 virus is a new strand of the flu, there are lots of questions surrounding the use of its newly created vaccine. No one really knows where it has come from or if the vaccine will even work because there have been very few trials done on its use. As a parent, I am having a hard time signing consent for my children to get a vaccine that has yet to even be tested on even animals. I am very scared about signing my children on as the first experimenters of a new drug that has been released so quickly by the Food and Drug Administration. I want anyone thinking about getting the vaccine to be educated on the pros and the cons of the H1N1 vaccine.

Julia Ross
English 111
Stacy Fitzpatrick
October 4, 2009

H1N1 VACCINE: Safe for Humans…or not?
According to the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Infectious Diseases in Baltimore, Maryland, the ideal vaccine should be discussed under three headings. First, the major requirements of the vaccine are studied. This includes mostly safety and effectiveness as well as easy administration and cost if the vaccine is to control a disease of vast importance. Secondly, the nature and persistence of the immune responses which are likely generated by the most effective viral vaccines in current usage. And lastly, it looks at the approaches for developing future vaccines with similar levels of safety and efficacy so that the above objectives are achieved. For anyone thinking about getting the H1N1 vaccine this year, they may want to consider the...
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