Friday, 6 March 2009

Flu Vaccines may or may not be cobblers

I suspect I've covered this before, but he's a cock, and he's at it again…

Cybertiger - a doctor don't forget - writes:

I have never had a flu-jab and don't intend to start having one now. Like the statin drugs, flu vaccinations are a load of cobblers

Cybertiger - Dr Mark Struthers - works at Flitwick Surgery.
From the front page of the Flitwick Surgery website, Nov 2007:

"Yes, it is that time of year once more. If you believe you fall within one of the categories which require a flu vaccination please read our newsletter and ask at reception."

and from the newsletter page;

"Flu Vaccinations

Priority for flu vaccinations will be given to those patients who need it most i.e.

Everyone aged 65 and over.
Patients who have been diagnosed with chronic respiratory disease, asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, diabetes, immunosuppression.
Anyone else not included in the list above will only be considered once the priority categories have been vaccinated.

The flu virus is different each year, so last years injection will not protect you this year. You will be asked to sign a consent form when you have your injection and be given leaflets to read beforehand."

I wonder what Dr Mark Struthers' employers (he's not a partner, remember, just a salaried doctor) make of him encouraging people not to have 'flu shots?


John H said...

An odd comment from Cyberbollox.

He is usually very wary of offering specific medical advice on Jabbophobiapedia.

Presumably dispensing wanton medical advice could get him into trouble with his employers - especially when it seems to be in direct violation of the surgery's policies.

To be honest I have never quite worked out what points he is trying to make on the nest of vipers.

But he is till a twat though.

John H said...

Good article berating "dummy mummies" here:

Becky said...

More papers should be running stuff like that.

John H said...

They should indeed.

I love the concept of "dummy mummies" and the fact that your chances of getting whooping cough increase if you are surrounded by Ph.Ds.