Health Ministry: 90,000 have already received swine flu vaccine
Fifty-two Israelis have died of the H1N1 virus so far, 6 of which had no previous medical conditions.
More than 90,000 people in Israel have received swine flu vaccinations thus far, of which 43 developed side effects, the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday.
Of the people who did suffer from side effects, 11 people experienced swelling and redness in the area where the vaccine was inserted; 8 people suffered from shortness of breath and severe coughs, and 7 developed allergic symptoms.
Four people suffered from recurring headaches after receiving the vaccine and only one person suffered from physical disabilities after receiving the vaccine.
The ministry also conveyed international data during a medical Union conference, and stated that over 65 million people world wide have been vaccinated against the virus since the beginning of September, when the vaccine was initially released.
They added that no deaths have been reported as a result of the vaccine.
In Israel two people died shortly after receiving the H1N1 antivirus, but no connection was drawn between the vaccination and the subsequent deaths.
Following the vaccination, 10 people around the world displayed symptoms of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which affects the nervous system.
Fifty-two people have died so far from the virus in Israel, 6 of them did not suffer from any previous medical conditions.
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