The Children’s Health Defense team has pulled together these resources to help you make informed decisions about the flu vaccine in order to protect you and your family from harm. For instance, mercury is a neurotoxin and contained in some flu vaccines. It has been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders and many diseases. Please download and copy or print the flu brochure below to share with your family, friends, doctors and community leaders.
Download the 2019-20 Flu Brochure
Know The Facts
Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pharmaceutical companies mount an aggressive campaign in the mainstream media to persuade Americans to get their flu shots. Flu shots are big business: industry analysts estimate that within the next five years, the U.S. flu vaccine market will be worth approximately $7.5 billion annually, up from $5 billion in 2018.
The CDC has advised the industry to hike demand through the use of a “recipe” of messaging to get your flu shot now through advertisements that include “…statements of alarm by public health authorities…prediction of dire outcomes from influenza…continued reports that influenza is causing severe illness affecting lots of people…repeated urging of influenza vaccination…” that bombard consumers.
Roughly half of the claims compensated in the NVICP (6,883 claims) have been for influenza vaccine injuries. The total compensation to date (paid for by consumers) is over $4.2 billion. As the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a voluntary surveillance system, is acknowledged by the government to capture as little as one percent of actual adverse events, the flu vaccine injuries and deaths could be as high as 320,000.
The following are Children’s Health Defense articles and video, chart showing Thimerosal in the flu vaccine supply, and peer-reviewed published references:
Articles by Children’s Health Defense:
- How the CDC Uses Fear to Increase Demand for Flu Vaccines
- The CDC’s Influenza Math Doesn’t Add Up: Exaggerating the Death Toll to Sell Flu Shots
- The New York Times vs. the Science on the Flu Shot
- Smokin’ New Technology to Produce Flu Vaccines
- Caveat Emptor: Science vs. CDC on Scary Flu Shot Promotions
- Just How Many Shots are on the CDC Schedule?
- Nurses Continue to be Justified in Refusing Mandatory Flu Shots
- CDC Study Shows Up to 7.7 Times the Risk of Miscarriage After Influenza Vaccine
- Flu Shots During Pregnancy & Autism: Cause for Concern
- Should I Get the Flu Shot? CDC Data Raise Concerns
- It’s Time to Pay Real Attention to Children’s Health
- Unvaccinated Children Have Much Lower Rates of Chronic Illness
- Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy and Childhood: What You Need to Know
Children’s Health Defense Video
Flu Shots During Pregnancy: Cause for Concern – Cathy Isaacs was pregnant with twins when against her better judgement her doctor convinced her to get a flu vaccine. Immediately after receiving the vaccine Cathy began miscarrying. She lost her son. Her daughter was vaccine-injured and subsequently diagnosed with Autism. Watch Cathy tell her story.
Thimerosal in the Flu Vaccination Supply
For the 2019-20 Season:
Flu vaccine is produced by private manufacturers, so supply depends on manufacturers. For the 2019-2020 season, manufacturers have projected they will provide as many as 162 to 169 million doses of influenza vaccine for the U.S. market. For the 2019-2020 season, manufacturers will produce influenza vaccines containing thimerosal and some vaccines that do not contain thimerosal. For the 2019-2020 season, approximately 24- 25 million of those vaccines will contain thimerosal. (CDC Vaccine Supply and Distribution)
TABLE 1. Influenza vaccines — United States, 2019-20 influenza season
Flu Brochure References for 2019-20 Flu Brochure
In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that one in every six women has mercury blood levels that could pose a risk to an unborn child.
Mercury rapidly crosses the placenta and accumulates in the fetus at higher levels than in the mother. Two studies in 2012 showed that a mother’s mercury exposure is linked to attention problems in her children.
Scientific studies have documented that ethylmercury used in vaccines crosses into the infant brain and could impact critical stages of brain development.
It is inconsistent to recommend vaccines containing ethylmercury when also counseling pregnant women to avoid seafood high in methylmercury due to the known harmful effects mercury can have on the developing fetus.
Thimerosal-containing flu vaccines contain 250 times the mercury level the EPA uses to classify hazardous waste. Unused thimerosal-containing flu vaccine should be returned to the manufacturer for appropriate disposal.
An Australian study found one in every 110 children under the age of 5 had convulsions following vaccination with the FLUVAX H1N1 vaccine in 2009.
Additional research found a spike in cases of narcolepsy in children associated with the H1N1 vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pregnant women and young children not to eat fish containing high levels of methylmercury. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends pregnant women and infants get influenza vaccines, many of which contain ethylmercury from the preservative thimerosal. Receiving them may result in mercury exposures exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended maximum levels.
The research on fetal exposure to mercury from maternal flu shots has never been done…..