5 Things They’ll Never Tell You About Getting The Flu Shot

5 Dangers Associated With Getting The Flu Shot

Flu season is here, which means it’s time to get a flu shot to prevent falling ill. Well, that’s what doctors, the CDC, and –– most importantly –– drug companies would have you believe.

The reason many of the “experts” recommend you take the flu shot is to ensure you don’t get the flu or infect others with the flu. To calm any nerves you may have about taking the vaccine, the CDC reassures you that you won’t get the flu from the vaccine. But, little exists about the dangers associated with taking the flu shot, which may make you wonder if you should take the shot?

1.   You Aren’t Protected From Every Flu Strain

There are approximately 200 flu strains that can hit in any given year, which the CDC has to examine to determine which of these strains is likely to be prominent during the season. When you get the flu shot, you’re protected from three or four of the possible strains. If you’re exposed to the other 196 strains you can still get the flu since no universal flu vaccine exists.

2.   The Flu Vaccine isn’t That Effective

If the CDC makes an accurate guess as to the flu strain, the next hurdle you have to overcome is the efficacy of the vaccine. On average, the flu shot only gives you between 50% and 62% protection against the flu, which means you still may get infected with the flu vaccine.

3.   Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Unexpected Risks

A study published in 2017 by the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA, shows there’s a link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and taking the flu vaccine in the first trimester of pregnancy.

The study included 196 929 children born between January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2010, which shows that women who reported getting the flu vaccine in the first trimester had a 25% higher risk of their child being diagnosed with ASD.

The CDC also reported that pregnant women who had the shot between 2010 and 2012 had an increased risk of experiencing a spontaneous abortion. Yet physicians continue to encourage pregnant women to get the vaccine despite these risks.

4.   Flu Shots Contain Mercury

While the formula of the flu vaccine is largely unknown by those who get it, one component you should be aware of is Thimerosal. Thimerosal is a preservative that contains mercury. As a result, when you get the vaccine, you’re exposed to 25 micrograms of mercury, the same amount given to children who get the vaccine.

The CDC continues to reassure the public that the mercury in the flu vaccine is insignificant, not posing any danger. Yet, this goes against what experts say about mercury exposure among young children who don’t have the immune system to protect them from this mercury, which can lead to speech and language delays in addition to tics and ASD.

5.   There is No Benefit to Children Taking the Flu Shot

A review of 51 studies, which included 260,000 children, found the flu shot was not more effective than placebo at preventing the flu in kids. Although children who take or are exposed to the vaccine are at greater risk of developing some developmental disability, it’s been proven that for children, the flu shot provides as much efficacy as a placebo.

As is the case with any medical decision, the choice of whether you should do something should be discussed with your physician.

References:
10 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than a Flu!  https://www.bewellbuzz.com/general/10-reasons-flu-shots-dangerous-flu/
5 Reasons To Not Get a Flu Shot Every Year  https://healthprep.com/living-healthy/5-reasons-to-not-get-a-flu-shot-every-year/
Why Not To Get the Flu Shot  http://www.sophiahi.com/why-not-to-get-the-flu-shot/
Top 3 reasons NOT to get the flu shot  https://healthfreedomidaho.org/top-3-reasons-not-to-get-the-flu-shot
Why You Should Not Get the Flu Shot  https://www.drdavidwilliams.com/why-you-should-not-get-the-flu-shot
Six Good Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot  https://www.naturalnews.com/024624.html