Flu vaccine has been in the United States since 1945, but besides dead flu viruses, what else is in the vaccines? Flu vaccine may contain thimerasol, antifreeze, formaldehyde, carbolic acid, neomycin and/or streptomycin. Thimerasol is a preservative that is 50 times more poisonous than mercury, and has been suspected of causing autism in children, and other disorders such as MS, ADD, and speech and language problems. Neomycin and streptomycin are antibiotics, while antifreeze, formaldehyde, and carbolic acid are poisons.
There was a huge swine flu vaccination campaign that took place in 1976. The swine flu killed only one person, but the vaccine killed 25 people and crippled hundreds more. People sued the government for $1.3 billion dollars. Now, vaccine companies and federal officials cannot be sued if vaccines cause harm to you or your children. According to experts, flu vaccines are safe and effective, and when flu vaccines are accurately matched to predicted flu viruses, there are fewer deaths caused by the flu that year.
Some may find it comforting to know that the government cares about the people’s health, but are all the companies promoting the flu vaccine just being altruistic, or is there a little something in it for them? Hospitals, doctor’s offices, schools and universities offer flu shots, but so do many stores with pharmacies. Some insurance companies reimburse doctors up to $70 per shot, and the vaccine is sold to other companies for a fraction of what they charge customers.
Millions of people get their yearly flu shot and they don’t experience any side effects, and according to the medical experts, flu shots help prevent the flu and save many lives every year. As a student, one does not want anything interfering with their school work and weekend plans, so the flu shot may be an option.