Flu Vaccination: To Take or Not to Take

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These days opportunities to receive the flu vaccination abound. Convenience is the name of the game…a couple of questions I ponder is, “so anyone can get the flu shot, and without a medical history taken? Is there any follow up post-inoculation?”

First and foremost is the fact that the flu shot has not been proven to actually prevent the flu. If it does not help, why even take it?

Study after study (that was not unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry) has reached the same conclusion—that flu shots simply do not work as advertised. For example:

•Giving young children flu shots appeared to have no impact on flu-related doctor visits or hospitalizations during two recent flu seasons, according to a study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

•The flu vaccine is no more effective for children than a placebo, according to a large-scale review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

•NO studies have conclusively proven that flu shots prevent flu-related deaths among the elderly.

•A study published in the Lancet found that influenza vaccination was not associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This is important because 35,000 of the 36,000 “flu” deaths the government claims happen each year are actually caused by diseases like pneumonia, and NOT the flu.

•Research confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now: published in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  

In fact, one amazing statistic is that before the CDC advocated vaccinating children under the age of five, the number of children dying from the flu was very low, and on the decline. Then, in 2003, just after children aged five and under started getting vaccinated, the number of flu deaths SKYROCKETED. The death toll was enormous compared to the previous year, when the flu vaccine was not administered en masse to that age group!

I just read today that President Obama’s daughters will not be getting the swine flu vaccination. If this is such a pandemic like the media is making it out to be, why wouldn’t they get it? Does the president not trust it or think it’s that important? And if he doesn’t, why should the rest of America??

Bottom line is there is big money to be made by sending out scare tactics to the public. Pharmacutical companies stand to make millions of dollars from the administration of the flu vaccine. Having a strong immune system and allowing your body to fight off any illness is much safer than any drug or vaccine out there.

Natural ways to fight the flu and stay healthy are:
* Wash your hands with hot, soapy water (don’t use antibacterial soap)
* Sleep- if you are feeling worn down, allow yourself to sleep longer nights and take naps
* Vitamin D- This vitamin has been shown to be extremely important in the fight against the flu
* Vitamins A and C
* Avoid Stress
* Avoid sugar and processed foods
* Exercise- exercise gets circulation going in your body and helps you fight off illness better
* Omega-3 Fatty acids
* Keep your Nervous System healthy- Chiropractic has been shown to keep pressure off the nervous  system and give a boost to the immune system

Published in: on October 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. My fav. so far to day has been yours! thanks for sharing.

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