Last year, 48.6% of Americans got their flu shot, with 76% of children between the ages of 6 and 23 months receiving the vaccine, but did they need it?
Recommendations on who should get the flu vaccine have changed in the past few years. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) advises that all Americans six months of age or older get the vaccine every year. The CDC declares that babies between six and eight months old should take two doses of flu vaccine one month apart.
In a press conference last week, Dr. Tim Price, now former U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Secretary, pushed everyone six months and older to go out and get their influenza vaccines immediately. However, he failed to mention the potential harm that the flu vaccine can bring to people’s health.
Since October 4, 2017, there were 141,206 reports through the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) revealing that many people have already adverse reactions, hospitalizations, and even injuries. And some people, unfortunately, lost their lives after receiving the vaccine. The numbers show that 1,347 people died, 11,620 got hospitalized and 2,659 related injuries.
The primary reactions to the flu shot were reported as high fever, cough, nasal congestion, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, headache, fatigue, and local reactions such as pain, swelling at the site of the injection, redness, and nausea.
The severe complications reported after taking the flu shot were limp paralysis, brain inflammation, Bell’s palsy, convulsions, neuropathy, shock, asthma, wheezing and other respiratory complications.
In fact, a dangerous neurological disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been linked to the flu shot, and this condition attacks the body’s immune system, and part of the nervous system as well which results in momentary or permanent paralysis which could lead to death.
What’s more, public health officials recommend flu vaccines for pregnant women, and they have been advocating it since 1970’s. However, it was only in 2006 that taking influenza vaccines while pregnant increased in popularity. The CDC is the reason behind the surge in popularity because in 2006 they recommended that pregnant women should receive the vaccine in any trimester, but they never addressed safety studies and dangers.
Furthermore, up until 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed influenza and Tdap vaccines as either Pregnancy Category B or C biologicals. This means they did not conduct proper testing to identify the safety of the vaccine in pregnant women. Therefore they remain unsure about the actual effects these flu shots have on fetal development or the impact it can have in the reproduction system.
This year the literature on vaccine inserts changed. They abandoned the Pregnancy Category and opted for the following verbiage in ALL flu vaccine inserts, “There are no data for (SPECIFIC FLU VACCINE NAME) administered to pregnant women, and available data for SPECIFIC FLU VACCINE NAME (SPECIFIC TYPE formulation) administered to pregnant women are insufficient to inform vaccine-associated risks in pregnancy.”
As for the effectiveness of the flu shot, the CDC states that “recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60% among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.” Implying that even if they match the strains accurately, the effectiveness of the flu shot is the equivalent of getting heads in a coin toss.
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