The verdict is in on the flu shot. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this verdict. From extremely toxic ingredients and lack of sufficient research to disabling and even deadly side effects, here are 20 reasons you’ll want to consider before stepping up for your annual flu jab.
This article is a compilation re-post of two great articles from BeWellBuzz.com. I can highly recommend this site as a great source of information on health, wellness and natural health care. BeWellBuzz.com was created to spread the wellness Buzz, “dispelling dangerous myths, society norms and enlightening people that maybe there are better methods for them to live and be well.“
I have edited and added the relevant references to document these 20 reasons. So, don’t just take my word for it. Do your own homework as well. Follow the links to the information from the CDC, documents for the FDA and World Health Organization (WHO); as well as, several other prominent doctors such as Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Russell Blaylock and many other references.
The most important thing is to first educate yourself. Your health is YOUR responsibility. It is not the responsibility of your doctor or pediatrician. It is not your insurance company’s responsibility. It is certainly not the responsibility of the government! This information will empower you to make this vitally important health care decision based on FACTS rather than media hype.
20 Reasons Why The Flu Shot Is More Dangerous Than The Flu
1) There is a total lack of real evidence that young children even benefit from the flu shot.(8)
A systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo. Also the shots are only able to protect against certain strains of the virus, which means that if you come into contact with a different strain of virus you will still get the flu.
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2) Injecting vaccines can lead to serious health problems.
Medical journals have published thousands of articles revealing that injecting vaccines can actually lead to serious health problems including harmful immunological responses and a host of other infections. This further increases the body’s susceptibility to the diseases that the vaccine was supposed to protect against.
3) The flu shot causes immunosuppression.(9)
Ever noticed how vaccinated children within days or few weeks develop runny noses, pneumonia, ear infections and bronchiolitis? The reason is the flu virus introduced in their bodies which creates these symptoms. It also indicates immunosuppression (i.e. lowering of the immunity). The flu vaccines actually do not immunize but sensitize the body against the virus.
4) The flu shot contains additional immune sensitizing ingredients.(10)
Its a known fact that Flu vaccines contain strains of the flu virus along with other ingredients. Now think about the impact such a vaccine can have over someone with a suppressed immune system? If you have a disease that is already lowering your body’s ability to fight a virus, taking the flu shot will put your body in danger of getting the full effects of the flu and make you more susceptible to pneumonia and other contagious diseases.
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5) Flu shots contain mercury.(11, 12)
Mercury is a heavy metal known to be hazardous for human health. The amount of mercury contained in a multi-dose flu shot is much higher than the maximum allowable daily exposure limit. Mercury toxicity can cause memory loss, depression, ADD, oral health problems, digestive imbalances, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases and many more such serious health ailments.
6) The flu shot is ineffective and dangerous for elderly.(8)
There is mounting evidence that flu shots can cause Alzheimer’s disease. One report shows that people who received the flu vaccine each year for 3 to 5 years had a 10-fold greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease than people who did not have any flu shots. Also with age the immune system weakens, thus lowering your ability to fight off infections. Introducing the flu virus in the bodies of elderly could have dangerous consequences.
7) The CDC Advisory Committee cannot be trusted.(13)
The Center for Disease Control appoints a 15-member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This committee is responsible for deciding who should be vaccinated each year. Almost all the ACIP have a financial interest in immunizations. It’s all about the money and may have very little to do with your health and well being. The very people pushing these vaccines stand to make billions of dollars. This itself creates a doubt on how effective these flu vaccines really are.
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8) Overuse of flu vaccines may be making flu viruses more deadly.(14)
Research shows that over-use of the flu-vaccine and drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can actually alter flu viruses and cause them to mutate into a more deadly strain. Couple this with drug resistant strains and you have virtually no benefits with much risk.
9) Several ingredients cause serious neurological disorders.(15)
There is enough evidence that shows that the ingredients present in the flu vaccinations can actually cause serious neurological disorders. In the 1976 swine flu outbreak(16), many who got the flu shots developed permanent nerve damage. Flu vaccines can contain many harmful materials including detergent, mercury, formaldehyde, and strains of live flu virus. Is this what you want to put in YOUR body?
10) The ridiculous guessing game of flu strains.(14)
Trying to guess what strain to vaccinate against each season has proved to be no more effective than a guessing game. This has been very true in recent years with the H1N1 strain. Moreover, getting multi-shots will only prove more dangerous as different strains of viruses and harmful ingredients are introduced into your body.
11) CDC reports even more adverse events with Fluzone High-Dose.(17)
Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose is a new influenza vaccine created in 2010 for people over 65 years of age. Even though the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) insists that the vaccine is as safe as any other seasonal vaccine, the fact is that the shot is replete with side effects like pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, headache, muscle aches, fever, and malaise. All the listed negative symptoms were observed during clinical studies for Fluzone High-Dose.
12) CDC expects at least mild, flu-like side effects.(7, 18)
The CDC says that the 2013-2014 flu vaccine will also have the same side effects the 2010-2013 vaccines had. These include soreness, redness, tenderness, or swelling where the shot is administered and nasal congestion after the flu vaccine nasal spray.
13) Novartis’ Monovalent Vaccine caused Guillain-Barre Syndrome, anaphylactic shock, and death.(19)
The 2009 package insert for Novartis’ Monovalent Vaccine which was leaked on the internet created a huge uproar. Why? Because, its side effects, as stated on the insert, include: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, anaphylactic shock, vasculitis, and get this – death. This finding backed two studies conducted in 2007 and 2009, of which the latter found that, out of every million people diagnosed with flu, between 40 and 70 developed Guillain-Barre after getting the shot. However, this information didn’t stop Government health officials from pushing the vaccine into the market in 2010 and 2011.
14) 2010 flu shot for children caused high rate of febrile seizures.(20, 21)
In December of 2010, however, the flu vaccine formulated specifically for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old was found to be causing a higher than normal incidence of febrile seizures
15) The World Health Organization reported in 2010 a link between H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy.(22)
In February 2010, The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 12 countries had recorded a possible link between the development of narcolepsy, a chronic nervous system disorder that makes people uncontrollably fall asleep, and the H1N1 vaccine. Finland, was one of those countries who openly admitted that the swine flu vaccine “conclusively” causes narcolepsy. The Finnish government acknowledged that link and said that would pay for “lifetime medical care” for 79 children who have been irreparably damaged by the swine flu vaccine. Narcolepsy wasn’t the only side effect admitted to be caused by swine flu vaccines: 76 of the 79 children also suffered hallucinations and “paralyzing physical collapses”.
16) H1N1 flu shot linked to miscarriages.(23)
A series of miscarriages were recorded in the US after June 2010 due to the H1N1 vaccination. Hundreds of cases were reported across the country, and most miscarriages took place within days of the vaccination.
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17) Flu shot increases risk of Alzhiemer’s disease 10 times!(24)
Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a world renowned immunogeneticist announced that you have a ten-fold increased chance of Alzheimer’s after receiving five flu shots. That’s ten times more likely than no flu shots or one, not ten percent more likely.
18) In 2010, Australia banned flu vaccines in children.(25)
Vaccinated children were going into convulsions, began vomiting, exhibiting dangerously high levels of fever, and having seizures. The flu shot also put at least one child into a coma.
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19) No evidence of protection in people over age 65.(26, 27)
A study published in the Cochrane Systematic Review in 2010 stated that there was no scientific evidence to prove that regular or seasonal flu shots protect people over the age of 65. The study concluded: “Evidence for the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccines in the over 65 is poor, despite the fact that vaccination has been recommended for the prevention of influenza in older people for the past 40 years.”
20) The Lancet published a study showing that the flu shot was only 1.2% effective.(28)
A study conducted by The Lancet in 2010 brought out some startling revelations about the effectiveness of flu shots. The study involved a control group of 13,095 adults who were not vaccinated. The group was monitored to see if participants had been infected by the influenza virus, but 97% remained unaffected. Only 2.7% or 357 people in the non-vaccinated group ended up contracting the virus. Of the group of adults who were vaccinated with a trivalent inactivated influenza shot, only 1.2% did not catch the flu. The difference between the two outcomes is that the flu vaccine only prevents the flu in 1.5 out of every 100 adults injected with the flu shot not 60% as you’ve been told.
Despite such studies and findings, you still have millions of Americans rushing to stand in line for annual flu shots. In 2010, 130.9 million people got the flu shot – an increase of 8 million people from 2009.
Flu shots are indeed more dangerous than you could think, and it is best to rely on natural ways to protect against the flu rather than getting yourself vaccinated.
Isn’t it interesting that the mainstream public health officials never promote the various proven ways to avoid the flu other than through vaccination? How about spending some of the billions of advertising dollars teaching us natural ways to boost our immune systems and avoid the flu without harmful and sometimes deadly vaccinations.
There are several natural remedies for the flu that are far more effective and pose no danger whatsoever to our health. We’d do well to educate ourselves about the true motives of Big Pharma and think twice before going out to get a flu shot this season.
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(23) H1N1 vaccine linked to 700 percent increase in miscarriages
(24) Flu vaccines are highly ineffective and toxic http://www.naturalnews.com/037323_flu_vaccines_junk_science_toxicity.html
(25) Australia bans flu vaccines in children after vomiting, fevers, seizures
(26) Flu Shots May Not Protect the Elderly or the Very Young http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=flu-shots-may-not-protect-the-elderly-or-the-very-young
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(28) Shock vaccine study reveals influenza vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5 out of 100 adults (not 60% as you’ve been told) http://www.naturalnews.com/033998_influenza_vaccines_effectiveness.html#ixzz2hfXdZOmH