Renewed controversy has struck influenza vaccines with the news that some studies show people immunized against the seasonal flu might have been at greater risk for swine flu.

People who were vaccinated in 2008 with the seasonal or ordinary vaccine seemed to have twice the risk of getting swine flu. This is the opposite of what vaccines are supposed to do.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

“[Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon] says that in light of the study, the Australian Government and health policy makers need to look at whether vaccines actually do more harm than good, particularly in people who otherwise have not got risk factors… Collignon blames influential drug companies and frightened politicians for what he says is the overuse of flu vaccines in healthy people.”
Australian Broadcasting Corporation March 4, 2011