It is hard to know which is worse – the illness or the vaccine. With the H1N1 virus making headlines every night and the media reporting that we all might die (of course I am exaggerating… a little) it seems silly to not run out and get the vaccine as soon as it is available. But what about the vaccine?
I have been doing a lot of research on the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 flu vaccine. The more I read, the more I am certain that neither myself nor my family will be getting either vaccine. Here are some articles that highlight why.
1) Thimerosal, organic mercury, swine flu and you.
2) Ten Swine Flu Lies Told by the Mainstream Media
3) Why swine flu vaccines just don’t add up: Doing the (fuzzy) math
4) Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease
For me and my family, we will take our chances with the flu. We will make sure we are careful about washing our hands and we will load up on vitamin D.
I was just called “crazy” at work today. I work in a public building. My department is on one side of the building and the Health Department is on the other side. They are having the first Flu Shot clinic today (not for the H1N1 vaccine – it will not be available until late October). I was asked where my band-aid was and when I said that I was not getting the shot they looked at me in disbelief and then said, “You are just going to take your chances? Even when your pregnant?”. It took everything I had in me to stay off my soap box. I wanted to explain to them that they should do research before blindly following the media and lining up for the vaccine. I wanted to explain the worrisome ingredients used to make the vaccine (here and here). I wanted to tell them some of the side affects of the vaccine. But I didn’t. I just smiled and said, “Not a chance”. They wouldn’t have listened to me anyway.
If you are looking for some natural ways to build your immunity to the seasonal and swine flu, you might like these articles:
What are your feelings on the seasonal flu vaccine and the swine flu vaccine? Will you be getting it? Will your children?