Researchers from the American Thoracic Society have found damning evidence surrounding the flu vaccine that many people won’t want to hear. Instead of preventing influenza-related hospitalization in children, the trivalent inactivated flu vaccine actually increases hospitalizations three fold!
Children who are subjected to the flu vaccine year after year are at an increased risk for hospitalization when compared to children who are not subjected to the vaccine. Children with asthma suffer the worst. This research shows there’s no efficacy to the vaccine; in fact, the flu vaccines poses net harm to children. The research is to be presented May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.
"This study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the TIV in children overall, as well as the children with asthma, to prevent influenza-related hospitalization," said Joshi, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
The study examined 263 children who were thoroughly examined at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota from six months to 18 years of age. At one point or another, all the children experienced laboratory-verified influenza infection between 1996 and 2006. The Mayo Clinic evaluated each child, whether they were subjected to the flu vaccine, whether they had asthma, and finally, whether or not they needed hospitalization for influenza-related illnesses.
The results are not what vaccine manufacturers want to hear. Children who don’t get the flu vaccine recover from flu and other infections more effectively, rarely requiring hospitalization. Children who are subjected to the annual flu vaccine are three times more likely to suffer complication to infection, more likely to be hospitalized, and put on breathing treatments and other drugs. The risk of hospitalization post vaccination is even higher for children who already have inflamed airways and constricted breathing due to asthma.
"While these findings do raise questions about the efficacy of the vaccine, they do not in fact implicate it as a cause of hospitalizations," said Dr. Joshi. "More studies are needed to assess not only the immunogenicity, but also the efficacy of different influenza vaccines in asthmatic subjects."
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program all recommend the flu vaccine for all children six months to 18 years.
To decrease influenza-related hospitalization in children, it’s time for these organizations to rescind their flu vaccine recommendations. It’s also time for public health authorities to provide information and effective resources that can help children overcome infections naturally.
Tools that actually help a child’s immune system overcome infection include, but are not limited to: elderberry syrup, whole food zinc and vitamin C supplements, vitamin D supplement, colloidal silver, raw manuka honey, real fruit juices, garlic and oregano sweetened with stevia and mixed in fruit juices, etc.
Not everyone’s immune system is the same and some children suffer from asthmatic conditions caused by environmental factors. Because their asthmatic conditions are made worse, according to this study, by the annual flu vaccine, it’s important to learn how to reduce inflammation in the airways. Extracts of mullein herb, turmeric root, marshmallow root, black cumin seed, schisandra berry, and careful preparations of lobelia herb are effective anti-inflammatory solutions for the respiratory tract and beyond.
American Thoracic Society