Dr. Brownstein: The Flu Vaccine is Terribly Ineffective - Causes More Problems than it HelpsJust as you can be sure that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, you can count on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage everybody to receive the flu vaccine. However, before you rush off to receive the flu vaccine, let me share some information with you. Last year, while the CDC was heavily promoting the flu vaccine for everybody, the flu vaccine was found to be ineffective for the vast majority who received it. But, that is not all. One study found children who receive the flu vaccine are at a 4.4x higher risk of virologically-confirmed non-influenza infections—in other words, they are more susceptible to other common flu-like viral infections. And, to make matters worse, asthmatic children who receive the flu vaccine have been found to have a 3x significantly increased risk for hospitalization for the flu and flu-like illnesses. And, just a comment about pregnant women being recommended to get the flu vaccine. This is ridiculous!
Dr. Brownstein: The Flu Vaccine is Terribly Ineffective - Causes More Problems than it Helps
I took one flu vaccine in my life and it almost cost me my life.
2011 one vaccine and I was diagnosed with GB. Severely complicated case and I nearly died.
Was in a wheelchair for 2 years braces on my legs for 4 yrs. and left with residuals for the rest of my life. It has taken years for my recovery with allot of hard work. I was 55 yrs. old and in perfect shape before I took the vaccine. Enjoyed snow skiing, hiking, yoga and the outdoors. I thank god I survived but for 2 years prayed that I would die.
My mother was 88 and flew to Santa Fe to help me. She never took another flu vaccine and is now 96.
My advice: DON'T GET ONE