Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 03 2012
New research in the Journal of Virology found that the seasonal flu vaccine may weaken children’s immune systems and potentially increase their chances of catching other influenza viruses
Children who did not receive a flu shot naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to vaccinated children
There are many unanswered questions about whether or not the flu shot is safe and effective as more studies are published showing it is neither
It is primarily the state of your health and immune system that determines whether or not you will get sick from being exposed to viral or bacterial organisms associated with infectious diseases like the flu. While healthy lifestyle choices will boost your immunity, vaccinations can be immune-suppressing
By Dr. Mercola
Before you decide to get a flu shot for yourself or your child, take a few minutes to look into the research on both their effectiveness and safety.
What you will find may very well impact your decision.
Case in point, new research in the Journal of Virology found that the seasonal flu vaccine may weaken children's immune systems and increase their chances of getting sick from influenza viruses not included in the vaccine.
Further, when blood samples from 27 healthy, unvaccinated children and 14 children who had received an annual flu shot were compared, the former unvaccinated group naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to the latter vaccinated group.
Unfortunately, the pattern with many doctors aggressively promoting vaccinations, the flu shot included, is to "shoot first" and ask questions later. FULL STORY