Guinea Pig Flu
September 17, 2009 8:16 AM Subscribe
Our 13 month old has been invited to participate in a clinical trial to see how the swine flu virus and the regular flu virus react in small children. Is this a good idea?
posted by IanMorr to health & fitness (22 answers total)
Does anyone have any more insight into this process? I'm guessing it's not a trial in the traditional 'let's see what happens' sense. They've already tested on adults and I realize there's a need for testing on kids, I'm just, in a purely selfish way, worried about it being my kid.
I'm also assuming that this is the swine flu vaccine. There aren't a couple out there that they're testing, right?
We've a very short time frame to make a decision and although we've asked these same questions of the folks administering the trial they don't have a very quick turnaround on getting the answers for us.
For what it's worth we fully intended to get the kid both vaccines if and when they were available.