Should I Get A Flu Vaccine?

 

Flu vaccine history

 

A terrible flu outbreak in the USA in 1958 made the public demand action. The Surgeon General recommended vaccination, which now means everyone over 6 months old should get a yearly flu shot. Now nearly half of the American population is now getting flu vaccines.

 

Is it effective?

 

There are 100s of strains of flu and they are constantly mutating. So predicting which strain is going to be causing problems in a given country several months in advance is almost impossible.

There are no randomised controlled trials showing how effective the flu vaccine is. 1

Even on the product insert the manufacturer states-

“There have been no controlled clinical trials demonstrating a decrease in influenza after vaccination…” and that “this vaccine has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential.”

Well ,why would you have it then when the actual manufacturer is saying it might have no effect?

In the Lancet (2007) “Recent excess mortality studies were unable to confirm a decline in influenza related mortality (flu deaths) since 1980, even as vaccination coverage increased from 15% to 65% 2

So what’s the point in risking my health by having a shot?

 

Should you have a flu shot when you are pregnant?

 

The CDC’s own vaccine injury data collection revealed a 4,250% increase in fetal deaths after the flu shot. The VAERS statistics were confirmed later by Dr. Gary Goldman and published in the Human and Environmental Toxicology Journal showing that the HINI swine flu vaccine did in fact cause a 4,250% rise in spontaneous abortions.

A study found that flu vaccination causes measurable increases in inflammation in pregnant women which may increase the risk of pre-eclempsia and other adverse outcomes such as preterm birth.3

 

What about vaccinating babies?

 

A study on 2008 found that vaccinating children 6-59 months of age against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. “…significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting.” 4

A review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6-23 months was published in 2006 and found no evidence that the flu shot was any more effective than a placebo in children under 2 years of age. It concluded-

‘Given recent recommendations to vaccinate healthy children from six months old in the USA and Canada. If immunisation in children is to be recommended as public-health policy, large-scale studies assessing important outcomes and directly comparing vaccine types are urgently required.’ 5

There have been many serious side effects, including death,

As far back as 1999, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported increased risks of febrile disorders greater than placebo associated with the live vaccine. According to the FDA’s literature on FluMist, the vaccine was not studied for immunocompromised individuals (yet was still administered to them), and has been associated with acute allergic reactions, asthma, Guillian-Barre, and a high rate of hospitalizations among children under 24 months – largely due to upper respiratory tract infections.  Other adverse effects include pericarditis, congenital and genetic disorders, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy or Leigh Syndrome, meningitis, and others. 6

Vaccination also hampers children’s immune systems from coping with other infections. 7

Children who received an annual flu shot for a number of years were more likely to get the flu than children who had received a flu shot during the present season only.8

 

Should you have flu shot if you are over 65?

 

We think we ‘are going down with the flu’ but it is more likely to be an upper respiratory virus’, only about 20% of those type of infections are actually influenza.

Dying from the flu is rare, most recoded flu deaths are actually from pneumonia.

Actually in 2011 it leapt up to 4,650, which was much higher than previous years when it was around 500 in America Some of those people were elderly and /or had pre-existing conditions that made them more vulnerable.

Why has it increased so much when so many more people are being vaccinated? Could it actually be making people more vulnerable?

Vaccines stimulate the immune system to fight that particular strain, but the antibodies paralyse your natural immune system.

The flu vaccine the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S., harming more people than all the other vaccines combined.’ 10

A 2008 study published in Lancet reported that the flu shot did not reduce risk of pneumonia in the elderly. 11

 

How to protect yourself

 

The higher your vitamin D levels are, the less likely you will get flu, or any other infections. 12

The reason that flus are so prevalent in winter is the lack of sun exposure and lower vitamin D levels.

Go out in to the sun, and take vitamin D supplements-see http://nutranamics.com/?s=sun&submit=Searchefernces

Washing your hands after you have been in public places and touched shopping trolleys etc., cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, ideally with the crook of your elbow (to avoid contaminating your hands). If possible, avoid close contact with those who are sick and, if you are sick, avoid close contact with those who are well. Cancel social engagements and don’t got to work, keep your germs to yourself!

Boost your immunity with garlic, oil of oregano, in an infuser or diluted in oil and applied to your skin.

Stay away from hospitals unless you’re having an emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections. The best place to recover from illness that is not life-threatening is in the comfort of your own home.

 

To see how vaccines have injured people, or to post your story, please visit http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Memorial.aspx people

 

References-

1 Lancet Infect Dis 12:36-44

2″ *Simonson, et al (2007). Lancet Infect Dis 7: 658-66

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?orig_db=PubMed&cmd=Search&term=%22Archives+of+pediatrics+%26+adolescent+medicine%22%5BJour%5D+AND+2008%2F10%5Bpdat%5D+AND+Szilagyi%5Bauthor%5D

4Lisa M Christian, Jay D Iams, Kyle Porter, Ronald Glaser. Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women. Vaccine. 2011 Sep 20. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PMID: 21945263

 

5https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16437500

6http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM294307.pdf

 

7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3209321/

8http://www.nvic.org/vaccine-strain-virus-shedding-and-transmission.aspx

9 Journal of Virology November 2011 ; 85(22): 11995-12000

10 http://vaccineimpact.com/2017/u-s-government-continues-to-pay-damages-for-vaccine-injuries-no-liability-for-drug-makers/

11https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?orig_db=PubMed&cmd=Search&term=%22Lancet%22%5BJour%5D+AND+398%5Bpage%5D+AND+2008%5Bpdat%5D

12https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-5-29

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