The Globe and Mail up in Canada reports that a study's been done which shows people who get vaccinated for the seasonal flu vaccine could be twice as likely to contract the H1N1 (swine flu) virus than those who don't.
On Sunday Quebec joined Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia in suspending seasonal flu shots for anyone under 65 years of age. Quebec's Health Ministry announced it would postpone vaccinations until January, clearing the autumn months for health professionals to focus on vaccinating against H1N1, which is expected to the more severe influenza strain this season.
“By the time the H1N1 wave is over, there will be ample time to vaccinate for seasonal flu,” Dr. Rubinstein said.
B.C. is expected to announce a similar suspension during a press conference Monday morning.
It seems that the seasonal flu vaccine is still recommended for those 65 and older, due to immunities that would've been built up during the 1957 out break of swine flu.
Read the article and decide for yourself.