Every year when the weather starts to get chilly we see the push to get a flu shot. Young or old, it doesn’t matter every where you turn you see signs that say “Get Your Flu Shot Here!” I know this is very sensitive subject and I can not tell you to get the shot or to not get the shot. I simply want you to know the facts before you decide whether or not it’s a good fit for you and your family.
Dr. Pompa states:
“Flu shots are big business. As people are urged to get flu shots by the government and their employers, drug companies reap the benefits:
In 2012, Sanofi Pasteur, the Sanofi unit and world’s largest supplier of flu vaccines, generated sales of $1.43 billion.
Walgreens reported a 25 percent increase in sales, partly due to the 6.9 million number of flu shots they administered in 2012.
In 2013, contracts with the Centers for Disease Control saw the price of a new four-strain flu vaccine rise from $8.08 for the standard dose to $12.03 per dose.
Flu vaccines are quite profitable, but do they work? Countless studies indicate they do not.”
In 2013, the Cochrane Review analyzed 90 reports of 116 studies and compared the effects of the flu shot with a placebo, or no treatment. Seventy thousand people participated in the study. The conclusion of this study showed very modest results in reducing influenza symptoms.
There are dangers is the ingredients in the vaccines:
-Thimerosal– a mercury based chemical know to cause damage to the brain, kidneys and lungs.
-Polymyxin– used to treat bacterial infections but can cause issues if you are trying to get pregnant or breast feeding.
–Beta-propiolactone– an organic compound which has been used to sterilize blood plasma, vaccines, tissue grafts, surgical instruments and enzymes. Side effects include Vomiting, Headaches, Cramps, Shortness of breath, Conjunctivitis, Redness, Pain and Eye irritation.
-Formaldehyde- a flammable chemical that is used in building materials and to make many common household products. Side effects of this are Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Nose & throat irritation, Asthma, Allergies and Cancer.
In order to avoid the flu, having a strong immune system is the main thing to focus on. The following supplements are designed to strengthen your immune system and are available in my office.
LDM-100 (Barlow Herbal), Liquid Silver, VitD3/DV3, ATAK, GOLD, VIVI, Bactrex( from Systemic Formulas), TRMA, VSCLR, SPL (Loomis Enzymes)
Again, the choice is yours. I simply want to educate you on the risks associated with the flu shot.
If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to my office.