It is that time of year again. Everyone is getting sick, the air is getting colder, and the germs are spreading. One of the most common sicknesses spread around this time is the flu. You see signs and ads all over telling you to get the flu shot to prevent yourself from getting the flu. But how safe are these vaccinations? Read on to see why the shot itself may be more dangerous than actually having the flu.
1. The flu shot is a virus. It is injected into to purposely make you sick so that your immune system can adapt to the virus and know how to fight it. It does not make you immune to the flu but merely makes your immune system more sensitive to it.
2. There are ingredients in the shot that you aren’t being told about. Most flu vaccines contain mercury, which has the potential to be toxic to the body.
3. New research has shown evidence that those who get the flu shot increase their chances of getting Alzheimer’s. It is theorized that this is due to the mix of aluminum and mercury in the shot.
4. The people that push the vaccine are making a huge chunk of change off of it. This leads many to question the effectiveness.
5. Studies that have looked at 260,000 children have not yielded any specific evidence that the flu shot is actually beneficial to them. The shot only protects against certain strains of the virus and is ineffective against others.
6. If you already have a weak immune system the shot can make you more susceptible to getting pneumonia and other contagious diseases.
7. Research has shown that the flu shot increases vascular inflammation which can cause jaw pain, pain and stiffness in the joints, muscle pain, and headaches.
8. Any child under a year old is highly susceptible to a break in the blood barrier in the brain that lets neurotoxins like the flu virus in.
9. The risk of contracting narcolepsy after the shot is three times higher in young people than their peers who opt not to get vaccinated.
10. There are thousands of articles in medical journals about how vaccines such as the flu vaccine can actually decrease your immune system’s response time and weaken it.
11. Some of the unwelcome ingredients in the vaccine such as the mercury and formaldehyde have been proven to cause neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome.