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Researchers are now linking the flu shots to sleep problems for some children.
A very rare disorder that will last those particular kids for the rest of their lives.
This studies had a Great Britain it claims that -- version of the Swine Flu vaccine.
Might cause narcolepsy in children might.
Narcolepsy narcolepsy is an immune problem that caused the body to attack its own cells leaving people tired sometimes having -- hallucinations.
Doctors get out some thirty million doses of this shot back into 2009 in twenty -- Now GlaxoSmithKline.
Which makes the vaccine reports more than 800 cases of narcolepsy linked to the shot in Europe.
The news comes -- -- officials here in the United States reported that this season's flu shot is effective.
Only in 56% of the time.
They say it largely fails to protect the elderly from an especially deadly strain in those cases it's but 6% effective.
Joining is now Dallas radio talk show host doctor.
-- Mitchell Brooks -- I wanna start off by saying.
This has nothing to do with the flu shot that's out there now and every kid ought to get this flu shot everybody in danger ought to get this flu shot it's a bad flu.
Precisely precisely so.
-- flu vaccine that was utilized in Europe is something called -- -- -- and it's not been used in the United States so that's really important to emphasize here.
I wonder though that since we now know we're not talking about anything going on now and in these United States or anywhere in Europe where you're watching -- at night right now.
But this particular shot that happened way back then narcolepsy in kids that's weird.
Well it's it's certainly rare and the numbers are -- are very small they -- between one and 52 and one in 57000.
So tiny tiny numbers.
And we're really not sure you can't say that the pandemic causes the narcolepsy.
But you might be able to say that the pan Dem -- Creates a problem through a an immunological booster that he uses called and add -- event you that may be linked to the narcolepsy.
And there's also genetic predisposition to the narcolepsy in these children we found that out.
And also they have to have had that.
Particular strain of flu virus.
That contain the H1N1.
Pandemic flu in 2009.
So we're talking about very very specific parameters here.
But back to the flu that's going on now on the United States is not a fun -- had a lot of friends around this building at thousands of its work here I don't know anybody who's taken a flu shot who's gotten the flu.
That said it's not working very well on the elderly and I wonder why that is.
Well I'm not elderly but I got the flu shot that didn't help me -- They're the reason is because not everybody is has the same response to -- the flu.
So the issue is do you take this and take a chance that.
You may get the flu or do you not take it -- take even a higher chance that you'll get the flu.
You know in this particular strain we're talking about one in five to one in twenty people getting the flu.
And if you've got call morbid conditions like heart disease or lung disease not a Smart idea so.
It's like my grandmother used to say it wouldn't -- so it's good thing to do.
Yeah it really is -- it's nice to see doctor Mitchell Brooks Andy.
Family practitioner in Dallas radio talk show host --
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