It used to be that only children, the elderly and high-risk individuals were encouraged to get the flu vaccine. Now, in the wake of the “swine flu pandemic” health officials recommend that EVERYONE get the vaccine each year regardless of risk. The scary thing? These recommendations are made without safety studies so you and your family are, in effect, the guinea pigs.
Children Hospitalized for Flu Shot Side Effects
In Australia, more than 1,000 adverse reactions occurring in children under age five led the Australian government to ban vaccines for this age group. Vaccine side effects caused high fevers, vomiting and convulsions, some of which led to hospitalization. Ironically, it was estimated that more children ended up hospitalized due to side effects associated with the vaccine, than those who had the disease itself.
Narcolepsy, Allergic Reactions and Death from Flu Shot
According to studies, the flu vaccine has been associated with serious health complications around the world.
Finland, France and Sweden all report narcolepsy in teenage children.
British health experts recently released a report about the connection between the flu vaccine and the autoimmune disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).
The people of Korea have reported allergic reactions so severe, they’ve led to 10 deaths.
Unlike these countries and the United States, Poland simply does not allow the swine flu vaccine.
Thimerosal Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Conditions
The mercury in the flu vaccine preservative, thimerosal, has been linked to an increased rise in the number of autism cases. It is estimated the number of autism cases has increased 15-fold since 1991, when the number of childhood vaccinations doubled. Mercury toxicity has also been known to cause other alarming side effects such as:
One woman in Ashburn, VA had such a severe reaction to last year’s flu shot; she is no longer able to speak or walk normally.
Flu Vaccine and Autoimmune Disease
All flu vaccines suppress the immune system, which means it actually decreases your body’s natural ability to fight off viruses and bacteria. These effects may last for weeks or months during the worst season of all, cold and flu season. The vaccine has also been linked to chronic autoimmune disease like idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) – a disease that causes a decline in blood platelets responsible for clotting.
Wouldn’t it stand to reason that those who are high risk, i.e., those who have an autoimmune disease such as lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and diabetes would be more at risk for serious side effects associated with the flu vaccine?
There are plenty of natural ways to avoid the flu without ever having to get a flu vaccine. Take a look at my articles, “How to Avoid the Flu Naturally”, “Boost Your Immune System with Essential Oils” and “Five Foods That Fight the Flu” for more information on healthy alternatives to this dangerous vaccine.