I'm sure many of you have heard them advertised on TV, driving my your local Walgreens you see that they are available, there is even a gift card available for them now.
What am I referring to? The annual flu shot has arrived at your local pharmacies & clinics. They tell you that they are safe & effective. BUT, are they?
When I was in the local Walgreens this week, I decided to go into the lions den & get the information regarding the flu vaccine. I went to the pharmacist & asked if I could get the pamphlet that came with the flu shot. She tried to give them store info sheet that they give to recipients of the vaccine. I told her I wanted the insert that came with the vial that they are supposed to give to patients when they get the shot. She gave me a questioning look & then went to the refrigerator to get the sheet.
In section 17 of the insert, it says that patients should be informed by their health care provider of risks & benefits of immunizations. When you hear about the risks, you hear about swelling at the injection site, redness & possible fever. Maybe even some dizziness & headaches.
What about the risks of mercury? I'm sure many of you have been led to believe that all mercury has been removed from vaccines. This is NOT true. Many childhood vaccines have trace amounts, even 3 mcg is believed to be a "trace" amount.
The flu shot can contain trace amounts in the pre-filled syringe. But multi-dose vial has 25 mcg of Thimerosal, which is 50% mercury.
According to EPA standards, a person shouldn't be exposed to more than .1 mcg of mercury per kilogram of body weight, approx. 2.2 lbs. This means that a person would have to weigh more than 275 lbs. to get that much mercury in one shot.
I've asked this question to the CDC in Washington, D.C. & the local Dept. of Health WHY they allow this much mercury in shot when its a toxic dose. I have yet to hear from either one of them of this issue.
I read thru the whole insert & highlighted the areas that I believe to be important, especially how much mercury is in the vaccine & how it affects pregnant women, which is unknow.
Here are the links below to parts of the insert.
This vaccine hasn't been tested for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for the impairment of fertility.
WHAT in the world are we doing to ourselves?? The flu shot last year said that is hadn't been tested for fertility impairment either.
We need to stop trusting the CDC, FDA, the Health & Human Services commission & our local Dept. of Health to have our best interests when it comes to our health. We need to do our own homework & get things figured out.
It never ceases to amaze me when I see people line up like sheep, roll up their sleeves & blindly receive the shot without getting all of the facts. I educate as I can. If I see someone looking at allergy or cold medicines, I will ask them if I can suggest something & then lead them over to where the Vit. D3 is in the store & explain to them how it works & how it will do them more good than what they were looking at.
We have a freedom right now to choose our own plan of action when it comes to our health. Lets be pro-active & get ahead of the game before that freedom is taken away from us someday.
Have a GREAT week.