To follow is a compilation of important resources for Sarasota parents who are considering influenza vaccination for their children.
Flu Shot Remains Most Dangerous Vaccine Based on Injuries and Deaths Compensated by Government
If You Vaccinate, Ask 8!
What You Need to Know Before & After Vaccination
Influenza Vaccine and Disease (National Vaccine Information Center)
A Shot Never Worth Taking: The Flu Vaccine ~ by Kelly Brogan, MD
• It’s not indicated: I’m sure you don’t know a single person who has died of the flu, and if you think you do, I can almost guarantee you that the diagnosis was not confirmed in a way that ruled out the 150-200 infectious pathogens that cause flu-like syndromes, none of which would be “covered” by the vaccine. Despite the astronomical figures the CDC flashes before us of “flu deaths”, there were 18 (yes, 1-8) confirmed in 2001, for example. Access to these figures is suspiciously concealed, but in the end, forget the stats, and use some common sense to see the fear mongering and sales marketing for what it is.
• It doesn’t work: The Cochrane Database – an objective, gold-standard assessment of available evidence has plainly stated, in TWO STUDIES, that there is no data to support efficacy in children under two, and in adults. Even the former Chief Vaccine Officer at the FDA states: “there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.” Liking the idea of being protected from the flu does not equate to being protected from the flu. That’s essentially what your vaccine-promoting doctor (or pharmacist) is engaging in – promoting an idea.
Flu Vaccine: Not Good for Your Child
Mini Guide to Flu & Flu Vaccines
Flu Vaccine: The Unpredictable Prediction
* Last year’s (2014 to 2015) flu vaccine was just 18 percent effective among adults, and only 15 percent among children aged 2 to 8
* One of the most widely circulating influenza A strains mutated early in the season, leaving those who had gotten a flu shot with the belief that they were protected when they were not
* This year, the CDC is still actively promoting the flu shot for Americans, despite its continuing dismal track record of failure
Does the Flu Vaccine Even Work?
As for seasonal flu vaccines, former FDA Chief Vaccine Control Officer Dr. J. Anthony Morris has stated: “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far
developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them, anyway.”
Tom Jefferson of the non-profit, independent Cochrane Collaboration is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on flu vaccine literature. He has stated that the “vast majority of [flu vaccine] studies were deeply flawed,” and “calls them ‘rubbish.’”
A 2008 Cochrane Review of more than 50 studies involving 294,000 children concluded that the vaccines were no better than a placebo in children six months
to two years of age.[34,35] So how could we have expected emergency flu vaccines to be any more effective? CSL swine flu package inserts admitted that “there have been no controlled clinical studies demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination” with its AFLURIA vaccines for 6-month old children.
Nevertheless, the CDC now recommends the swine flu vaccine for everyone from the age of six months, and 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccines include a swine flu component.
Meanwhile, other studies bring into question the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccines for virtually all age groups, while a 2010 Cochrane Collaboration review of the medical literature concerning the effectiveness of influenza vaccines for healthy adults issued a WARNING stating that “reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies.” The review found that “vaccine use did not affect . . . working days lost” and “had no effect on hospital admissions or complication rates.
— Excerpted from “SWINE FLU REVIEW: The Case for Reforming U.S. Emergency Health Laws”
(page 4) © 2011 By Alan Phillips, J.D., Director, Pandemic Response Project.
Full .pdf and citations here: http://www.pandemicresponseproject.com/pdf/SwineFluReview.pdf