I see it time and time again, friends of mine whining about “having to get the flu shot”. It isn’t required, but they either think it is required, or they feel that it will be better for them than getting the flu. The problem with this is that the flu strain changes all the time, so a vaccine for this year may be fighting last years strain, which we would not get regardless.
The other problems lie in the ingredients of the vaccination.
- Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
- Phenol, also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant, dye)
- Formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent
- Aluminum, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and seizures and also cancer producing in laboratory mice (it is used as an additive to promote antibody response)
- Thimerosal (used as a mercury disinfectant/preservative) can result in brain injury and autoimmune disease
- Neomycin and Streptomycin (used as antibiotics) have caused allergic reaction in some people.
Some vaccines are also grown and strained through animal or human tissue like monkey kidney tissue, chicken embryo, embryonic guinea pig cells, calf serum, and human diploid cells (the dissected organs of aborted human fetuses as in the case of rubella, hepatitis A, and chickenpox vaccines).
Flu vaccine is prepared from the fluids of chick embryos inoculated with a specific type(s) of influenza virus. The strains of flu virus in the vaccine are inactivated with formaldehyde and often preserved with Thimerosal, which is a mercury derivative.
The FluMist isn’t much better, if not worse, because it uses a live virus that sheds for around 3 weeks, which means that by someone you love getting the FluMist, YOU can get the flu if you go near them for those 3 weeks!
Due to the ingredients in vaccinations, we claim a religious exemption for all vaccinations. Schools do not require your child to have their shots, they say they do, but in truth, this is not the case. In reality, you need to have their shots up to date OR provide a medical, religious or philosophical exemption letter, depending on your state. Exemptions vary from state to state, all school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons. Most schools “conveniently” forget to tell parents about that other option. Almost all states, except Mississippi and West Virginia, grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against immunizations. Twenty states allow philosophical exemptions for those who object to immunizations because of a personal, moral or other beliefs.
If you want more info on the ingredients of vaccinations, you can check out this page on the CDC’s website, or the one on the FDA’s website. And please remember that every drug that has ever been recalled, has been found to be safe and effective by the FDA!