Here are some distrubing flu shot facts. Don’t take our word for it read the fine print. Visit your local drug store, grocery store or clinic and ask for your own copy of the manufacturer’s insert for the flu shot and READ IT ALL FOR YOURSELF! Pay close attention to Section 11 for ingredients, Section 13 for studies regarding cancer or mutations. Section 8 for studies and risks to pregnant women and young children. Health Freedom STARTS with informed consent. Your choice to vaccinate should come from carefully weighing the risks verses the benefits. Marketing propaganda is designed to get you to ‘buy their product’ which makes vaccine manufacturers billions in profit without any risk of liability.
Below is a break down of each of the ingredients found in the flu shot. To make an informed decision, it’s important to know what the ingredients are that we’re considering putting into our bodies. What are they there for? What is the impact they have on the body?
Most of the preservatives used are known to be toxic and some are recognized carcinogens listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Cell Cultures: Egg protein is used to grow the flu virus, so there is enough to make the vaccine. Obviously, if you have an allergy to eggs you should avoid getting the flu vaccine.
Stabilizers: Sucrose, gelatin, or polysorbate 80 are used to stabalize the vaccines for transportation and storage. Polysorbate 80 can be quite a problematic ingredient. It is used to treat chronic kidney failure, so can be quite harsh on the liver. It’s also been drug been used to help drugs pass through the blood-brain barrier. And possibly most disturbing, is a study which reports polysorbate 80 causes “severe non-immunologic anaphylactoid reactions.”2 Yikes!
Inactivating ingredient: Formaldehyde is added to the vaccine during the production process in order to prevent bacterial contamination. Formaldehyde is a pretty strong disinfectant and is listed as a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program.4
Preservatives: Thimerosal (mercury) is added to multi-dose vials of the flu shot. Its purpose is to prevent contamination, because each time a needle enters the vial there is a risk of exposure to impurities. Thimerosal is quite a controversial ingredient and rightfully so. It is mercury, a toxic heavy-metal. It has been linked to the suppression of the immune system, resulting in systemic inflammation and the development of autoimmune diseases.56 Because of the negative impact of thimerosal, some vaccine manufacturers have begun to create thimerosal-free vaccines which are available in limited quantities.
Antibiotics: Penicillin or other sulfa drugs are added to the vaccines in order to prevent bacterial contamination. If you have an allergy to any sulfa drugs, it’s wise to skip the flu shot.