H1N1 vaccine: Protection or conspiracy theory?
The rumored side-effects of H1N1 vaccines are spreading fear Saudi Arabia’s residents, prompting some to question if the vaccines are part of a large, sinister conspiracy.
October 21, 2009 9:37 by Hassna'a Mokhtar
The Saudi Ministry of Health website mentions that there are no vaccinations to protect human beings from being infected by the virus. “The vaccine for seasonal influenza could help provide partial protection against the H3N2 virus but not against H1N1,” it states.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported in September that preliminary research suggests seasonal flu shots may place people at greater risk from swine flu.
According to the World Health Organization’s latest statistics on Influenza A in Saudi Arabia, there have been 4,119 confirmed cases of swine flu and 28 deaths in the Kingdom so far.