Dr Brownstein MD | Should You Get A Flu Shot?
I feel very sorry for health care workers who are required to have the flu vaccine for employment. There is not a single randomized study showing that there are any benefits to immunizing health care workers either for themselves or the patients they are in contact with. …
And, just a comment about pregnant women being recommended to get the flu vaccine. This is ridiculous! It is important for pregnant women not to activate their immune systems via an inflammatory response. Maternal immune activation (MIA) is the term coined to describe a pregnant woman’s immune system that has been activated by an inflammatory response.
To be fair, the flu can cause MIA and problems in the fetus. But, not all pregnant woman get the flu and it must be kept in mind that the flu vaccine (along with every other vaccine) was designed to create an inflammatory response in the recipient. This inflammatory response can lead to MIA.
Epidemiological data has shown the relationship between prenatal exposure to MIA and the occurrence of autism as well as other neurological, immunological, and behavioral abnormalities in animals and humans. (3) Why would anyone promote the use of a medical intervention—such as a vaccine—that is well known to activate inflammation in a pregnant woman? The package insert for the Fluarix Quadrivalent vaccine states, “ There are insufficient data on FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT in pregnant women to inform vaccine-associated risks.”(4)
In fact, flu shots have been shown to be associated with spontaneous abortion (i.e., miscarriage) in pregnant woman. (5) The science would lead anyone to predict giving a pregnant woman a medical intervention–such as a flu shot–which causes MIA will increase her risk of miscarriage.
Please tell me why the flu shot is recommended for a pregnant woman each time she is pregnant?!
Folks, the flu vaccine is terribly ineffective. It causes more problems than it helps. We continue to waste untold amounts of scarce health care dollars on ineffective therapies like the flu vaccine.
Should you get a flu vaccine? Fuggetaboutit!