Today’s question comes from Sami, who was wondering about veganism and the seasonal flu shot – thanks Sami!
Some links from the video: we talked about vaccinations for vegan-raised children over on Spawn Better, and the word from science is that plant-based vaccines are on the way. Seriously, plant-based stuff is going to win pretty much every time – it’s cheaper, more predictable, and more reliable, but it takes time to implement systems that can generate millions of doses (the egg-based vaccine infrastructure is 50 years old!) This won’t avoid the animal testing issues, but that’s the case for basically all medicine, as I understand it.
The usual disclaimers apply here: this isn’t medical advice, yadda yadda yadda, but I’d love to hear your opinions. Did you get a flu shot? Has your opinion on them changed since the H1N1 pandemic? Let us know in the comments!