Top 10 reasons to skip the flu shot

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vaccine-shot-in-arm(NaturalHealth365) As surely as the calendar signals the change of seasons, the annual onslaught of warnings to get the flu shot comes around each and every fall. From physicians to pharmacists to the media, the admonishment of anyone hesitant about getting the flu shot continues till the first signs of spring.

The implication is that those who refuse the flu shot are not only putting their own health at risk, but also contributing to a potential epidemic. But the flu shot is more dangerous than you are being led to believe. Rather than subjecting your health to the vaccination, rely on natural ways to boost immunity against the flu.

It’s time to tell the truth about your annual flu shot

Many in the medical community and other proponents of the flu vaccine would have you believe it is absolutely necessary for sustaining health. However, a closer look at the long list of vaccine dangers associated with the shot reveals it is more about dollars spent on pharmaceuticals than it is about public health.

If you still need convincing to help you avoid the vaccine, here are 10 critical reasons you should skip the flu shot:

1. Ineffectiveness is well documented: Each year, a flu vaccination is created months ahead of time, based on a “best guess” of what strains are going to give the most trouble when flu season arrives. Even public health officials have voiced doubt about effectiveness. If you come into contact with a different strain of the flu, you will have put yourself at risk of side effects, yet become ill anyway.

2. It’s all about the money: The same officials pushing the flu vaccine – specifically, members of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – stand to make billions of dollars from successful sale of the pharmaceuticals. The ability these officials have to work objectively in the best interests of public health is highly compromised, to say the very least.

3. Immunization is a fallacy: It is no coincidence that when a child is vaccinated, he or she develops a number of symptoms, including runny nose, ear infection, and bronchitis – even pneumonia. The flu vaccine introduces the flu virus to the bodies, sensitizing the body to the virus, lowering immunity and creating symptoms.

4. No benefits for infants and children: Scientific review of over 50 studies involving 260,000 children ages 6 to 23 months did not uncover any evidence that young children benefit from the flu vaccine. In fact, results showed the flu shot was no more effective than a placebo. Yet, at the same time, research has shown that the injection itself can lead to serious health complications in patients of any age. Problems have included infection, adverse immunological response and even death.

5. Increased threat to those at risk: Flu vaccines introduce live virus to the human body. For patients already suffering from a suppressed immune system and reduced ability to fight off viruses, the shot can increase risk of the full effects of flu, as well as increase susceptibility to pneumonia and other contagious diseases.

6. Hazard of mercury toxicity: The flu vaccine contains mercury, a heavy metal known to cause memory loss, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, attention deficiency disorder, digestive imbalances, oral health issues and other health concerns. The amount of mercury contained in a multi-dose flu shot far exceeds the maximum allowable daily exposure limit.

7. Evidence of neurological disorders: There is evidence that ingredients used in flu vaccines can cause serious neurological disorders. Many receiving flu shots during the 1976 swine flu outbreak suffered permanent nerve damage. This is not surprising, considering flu vaccines can contain a number of hazardous materials, including formaldehyde, detergent and mercury, in addition to strains of the live virus.

8. Greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease: The elderly are frequent targets in the push for the flu shot, yet there is evidence that those receiving the flu vaccine for three to five consecutive years runs a 10-fold increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease than those who did not have any flu shots. In addition, aging tends to bring with it a weakened immune system (under ‘normal’ living habits), increasing the risk of dangerous symptoms when the flu virus is introduced to the body.

9. Multiple strains bring multiple risks: In recent years, particularly since the arrival of the H1N1 strain, it has become increasingly difficult to pinpoint which strains to vaccinate against. Moreover, receiving shots for multiple strains increases the health risk as greater numbers of viruses and harmful vaccines are introduced into your body.

10. Vitamin C is a better option: Studies have shown that overuse of the flu vaccine, along with drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza, can cause flu viruses to mutate, potentially resulting in more deadly strains. Rather than reducing susceptibility to the flu, the flu vaccine leads to even greater risks.

Rather than risk your health with the flu vaccine, why not opt for some vitamin C benefits such as warding off viruses without the risky side effects of a vaccine. This natural antioxidant has multiple advantages to your health, all without the risk of toxins and their side effects.

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  • Tanya Roger

    Anyone of those reasons is good enough to skip this disaster. In terms of what it does for the public makes it a failure, but what it does for these corporations makes it a success. This is a case of misguided priorities.

  • Ginny

    Flu vaccines are becoming a success story for pharmaceutical firms. This saga will continue as long as there is profit in it. At this time we can avoid it and we should be sure to do that. Can they make this mandatory? Perhaps, unless the public wakes up and sees this information.

  • Kate Marco

    I got the flue after taking the shot. Also, other people had the same experience. It makes no sense to inject these poisons and expect to be not only resistant to the flu, but to remain healthy.

  • Carol Marsh

    The media even reports how inept the flu vaccine is. Yet, people are bombarded with propaganda from the manufacturers and medical services to take this shot. It is disgusting how these industries can tell boldface lies and get away with it.

    • Frank

      Hello, IF we had decent conscientious representation at the variety of political levels, this endless looking over one’s shoulder would confirm itself to be paranoia driven. BUT regrettably……that is NOT the case. The sensibility of buyer beware, is with us until our death! The boldface lies are NOT a new invention, any more than greed and corruption are? I have not consented to a flu shot for 14 years already!

  • rider218

    Do flu vaccines contain thimerosal?

    Flu vaccines in multi-dose vials contain thimerosal to safeguard against contamination of the vial. Most single-dose vials and pre-filled syringes of flu shot and the nasal spray flu vaccine do not contain a preservative because they are intended to be only used once.

  • Phill Banner

    I refused a flu shot in my doctors office. The doctor’s office sent me a letter saying they don’t want me as a patient. Now, if I need to go to the doctor I say I already had the flu shot.

    • stevie

      scary. this is how pediatricians are already — Parents who do not want to vaccinate are kicked out of their office and they have to search for a doctor who will see them without forcing vaccination on them.

      I agree with what you did — just say you got it at work (many employers give it to employees for free) or the drugstore or whatever, and then they should leave you alone.

  • CRM

    No wonder anti-vaxers are told they’re idiots. This article has incorrect information in it, esp #5. The only LIVE virus in any of the flu vaccines is the nasal vaccine- flumist. If you’re going to give people reasons why they shouldn’t take the flu shot, stick with true facts. For instance, they’re contaminated w mercury, formaldehyde, they’re typically not very effective, potential risk of side effects like guillian barre, etc… Don’t put out mis-information to make people who don’t know any better look like idiots in front of their healthcare providers!!

    • A quick google search shows that, while methods may differ geographically, commonly the flu vaccine is a “live virus” which has been attenuated (weakened) to reduce the likelihood of a person becoming infected by the vaccine. It follows that people with weaker immune systems, who are more at risk from flu symptoms, are also more at risk from the vaccine itself – it’s just that the industry thinks the risk is outweighed by the benefits. Many people accidentally died from vaccines who may not have suffered from the virus. It’s a personal risk and a personal choice whether to be vaccinated and as the reports show between a 12% – 25% average chance of success each year, I’d rather take my chances with a virus than deliberately introduce known carcinogens and neurotoxins directly into my bloodstream on an annual basis. Sure the vaccine may help but at the cost of the mercury and other poisons progressively destroying your central nervous system and immune system along with so many other known and possibly-linked side effects.

  • Tom

    I take insulin. I get that reaction too. It is just the fact that ANYTHING is being injected. Your body just reacts that way. It is NOT an indicator of the Flu shot being bad.