Monday, November 16, 2009

Child of two and woman of 18 die after getting swine flu shot in Finland

At least two people have died in Finland after getting the swine flu jab. A two-year-old child died one week after getting the shot. According to the local media, the shot "came too late and couldn't save the child."

In addition, an 18-year-woman died in the Päijät-Häme Hospital District in Lahti one week after getting the jab, according to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, which, however, attributes the death to the swine flu virus and not the vaccine.

In an interview with Helsingin Sanomat President Tarja Halonen said that she has not been vaccinated yet, as she does not belong to any of the risk groups, and does not plan to jump the queue.

However, the Speaker of Parliament Sauli Niinistö said the President and the government ministers should be allowed to jump the queue to get their H1N1 shots.

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