More Concerns Regarding Needle
Devices Being Used For H1N1 Vaccines
There has been much speculation about microchips integrated in
auto disable syringes specifically manufactured for use with the
H1N1 vaccine. In a recent media briefing held by the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC), the Assistant Surgeon General, Anne Schuchat
has admitted she is aware of needle devices that have been problematic
for some providers unfamiliar with the mechanism.
Without some type of confirmation through a nano-laboratory that
can properly examine embedded microchips in the needle devices,
the evidence is still very speculative. However, one might ask
why safety devices have suddenly appeared simultaneously in every
nation for this specific flu vaccine?
The snippet below is from a full hour audio release on November
20th from the press briefing which can be found on the CDC
Reporter Michelle Marrill: Thank you. I'm with hospital
employee health. I've heard concerns from a number of different
hospitals about the safety devices, the needles that were
provided with the vaccine. Specifically leaking at the hub
and difficulty engaging the safety device and some of the
other devices that require pushing a cap over the needle.
I'm wondering if you have gotten any reports of malfunctions
or concerns with the needle devices and, also, any information
about how did you decide which needle devices would be provided.
Anne Schuchat: I'm going to have to briefly answer
and then refer one of our staff to get back with you because
I don't have a lot of the details on that. What I can say
is I'm aware of some reports we had early on when providers
received needles who were not familiar with the auto disable
syringe, the safety device. They just thought wait a minute,
I didn't get what I needed. So that was just familiarization
and needed a little more education. I'm not familiar with
reports of the leaking, but I think we could have a staff
member follow-up with you.
More information on the auto disable
needle devices at the following links (the sites are all endorsements
of the device):
The syringes may very well be innocent and harmless compared
to their contents once they are filled. That alone should be the
deterrent. However, it is not clear yet if such devices have
(or will have) a more threatening application.