12 Reasons Not To Get The Flu Shot

12 Reasons Not To Get The Flu Shot

Oct 13, 2004
Author: Wendy Callahan

Flu Vax Facts

1. This vaccine is made with 25 micrograms of thimerosal. 49% of thimerosal is mercury. There is no safe amount. The version you are getting today may have 5 micrograms or less. Since mercury is used in the manufacturing process there will always be a trace.

2. The CDC says on its website that mercury is a neurotoxin and to avoid eating fish because it may contain mercury. They state as an example a person weighing 110 lbs should have no more than 5 micrograms of mercury. This shot contains 25 micrograms. You need to weigh at least 550 lbs for this vaccine to be safe. When pressed for clarification, the CDC said and I quote “you could die from the flu”. Do you see the risk/benefit here? Better to be brain damaged than get the flu?

3. This vaccine contains formaldehyde. There is no safe amount that can be injected into people unless they are being embalmed.

4. This vaccine has Guillain-Barré as a possible side effect. A temporary, Multiple Sclerosis like illness. Also reported are breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heartbeat, or dizziness.

5. This vaccine is not 100% effective. From the package insert of the vaccine; “The effectiveness in preventing influenza illness often ranges from 30%–40%.”

6. The cities picked for this year’s vaccine strains are Fujian, New Caledonia and Shanghia. The mucus of sick people in these cities is used to create the vaccine 10 months in advance.

7. From the package insert: “Influenza virus is remarkably capricious in that significant antigenic changes may occur from time to time. It is known definitely that Influenza Virus Vaccine, as now constituted, is not effective against all possible strains of influenza virus. Protection is limited to those strains of virus from which the vaccine is prepared or against closely related strains.” This involves a lot of guesswork since the vaccine is made almost a year in advance.

8. The package inserts published by the flu vaccine manufacturers state that "Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this vaccine and it is also not known whether influenza virus vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.”

9. From the package insert: “Administering vaccine before October should generally be avoided in facilities such as nursing homes, because antibody levels can begin to decline within a few months after vaccination.” If this vaccine worked, this would not happen.

10. Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination such as encephalopathy, (brain swelling) optic neuritis/neuropathy (Inflammation of the Optic Nerve) partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy (decreased movement or sensation in the arm and shoulder) have been reported.

11. This vaccine is made in chicken eggs. Vaccine manufacturers have been asked by the FDA to screen for diseases like avian leukosis (bird leukemia). The new yellow fever vaccine is made in chicken eggs and has a label reflecting its “avian leukosis free” status. No one is sure if this virus is the same virus that causes human leukemia. Do you want to take that chance? What other viruses might be hiding in this vaccine?

12. Half of our flu shot doses had to be discarded for contamination. Can you be sure this vaccine is bacteria free? The idea is to avoid virus. Not have it injected in.

3 thoughts on “12 Reasons Not To Get The Flu Shot

  1. Thank you for publishing this. I would like to say that #4 is applicable to my current situation. I am experiencing serious heart palpitations that are slowly subsiding with a great deal of toxin flushing and nutrition rich in magnesium. I will never get a flu shot again. I would rather take my chances and enhance my immune system thrugh diet and excercise.

  2. I am experiencing brachial neuropathy from the flu vaccine. I am a huge non believer in this vaccine because of the side effects. Unfortunately getting it was a requirement of my nursing classes. I tried to not get it but was told dont get it and you cant go to clinical rotations and dont graduate. Now i am left with excrutiating pain and physical limitations.

  3. Alicia,
    Thanks so much for posting your comments re: flu vaccine to International Health. Please call our research director Glenn at 480-429-0021 he can e reached Mon-Fri. from 9am-to-5pm for a FREE consultation over the phone, or you can always come by in person to our office in Scottsdale AZ. if you are a resident

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