The frosty mornings have started, which means flu season is coming. Signs at stores even remind you… it’s time for your yearly flu shot. Especially if you’re in high risk populations or have a job with a high exposure rate (hospital staff or teachers). BEFORE you choose to take the flu vaccine – take the vaccine informed.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” – Harlan Ellison
The Center for Disease Control provides recommendations for those who should receive the flu vaccine. If you’re six months of age or older, you should get one yearly… These guidelines are important for medical providers and would be based research, right?
The National Institute of Health is an online search engine for medical information. In an online search for vaccines for preventing influenza, it showed healthy adults in North America are targeted even though vaccines are made worldwide. In a study including 50 reports and a total of 70,000 people provided the following results:
When the vaccine produced actually matched the viral strain, 4% of unvaccinated people and 1% of vaccinated people developed the flu (being unvaccinated against the flu leaves you with a 96% chance of NOT getting it). The study showed vaccines have “a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia or transmission.” In addition, “studies funded from public sources were less likely to report favorable conclusions”, “reliable evidence is thin” and “there evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies.”
IF the flu vaccine does NOT affect the ability to transmit the virus, then why are we getting this vaccine?
Keep the aluminum out of your body for the recommended yearly flu shot…
Cellular immunity (which comes from healthy gut flora, not a vaccine) is responsible for fighting the flu. Back up your 96% chance of NOT getting the flu with quality probiotic supplements (live & not exposed to oxygen) instead! IF you do get the flu, work WITH your body… don’t mask the symptoms with medication!
Dr. John Bergman explaining in detail the flu vaccine… Dr. Bergman was one of Dr. Todd’s instructors at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California. 🙂