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Svininfluensapandemin i backspegeln
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Uppsala universitet. (Epidemics, Vaccination and the Power of Narratives)
2015 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 92, no 6, 683-695 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

En särskild pandemiberedskap har diskuterats alltsedan 1990-talet. Under den s.k. svininfluensapandemin 2009-2010 vidtog Sverige åtgärder i enlighet med den beslutade beredskapsplanen. Den viktigaste åtgärden var massvaccination med det upphandlade vaccinet Pandemrix. Utfallet av pandemin bedömdes som "milt", men vaccinationen fick en oväntad och oönskad biverkning genom ett ökat antal narkolepsifall bland barn och ungdomar. Artikeln diskuterar pandemiberedskapens betoning på massvaccination som åtgärd och hur myndigheter och politiker agerade i konsensus i budskapen: skydda dig själv, skydda andra, hindra smittspridning. Det underliggande solidaritetsargumentet kräver ett ansvarstagande när en oväntad biverkning uppstår. I kommande folkhälsoarbete krävs en medvetenhet om solidaritetens relationella och reciproka komponenter, vilket också innebär att kompetens inom pandemiberedskap behöver utvidgas till att också omfatta humaniora och samhällsvetenskap.

Abstract [en]

Pandemic preparedness has been discussed since the 1990-ies. During the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, interventions were performed according to plan; the most important was mass vaccination using the Pandemrix© vaccine. In retrospect the pandemic was considered mild. However, the massvaccination had unexpected adverse effects – an increased number of narcolepsycases among children and young people. This paper discusses the emphasis that the preparedness plan placed on mass vaccination and how authorities and politicians acted in consensus around the message: "Protect yourself, protect others, stop the spread". The underlying argument for solidarity demands responsibility when unexpected adverse effects emerge. Awareness of the relational and reciprocal nature of solidarity is needed in future work, with a broadening of competencies in pandemic preparedness to include the humanities and social sciences.

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Stockholm: Socialmedicinsk tidskrift , 2015. Vol. 92, no 6, 683-695 p.
Keyword [en]
A(H1N1), pandemic preparedness, mass vaccination, narcolepsy, solidarity
Keyword [sv]
A(H1N1), pandemiberedskap, massvaccination, narkolepsi, solidaritet
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-117005DiVA: diva2:903920
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Epidemics, Vaccination and the Power of Narratives
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17 Last updated: 2016-03-22Bibliographically approved

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