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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

FLU VACCINES. Are they as safe as doctors tell us? Official medical literature tells us we are not being told the truth

Whatever the vaccine, the conventional medical establishment insist that they are safe. Anyone who says that they are not safe is dismissed, and attacked as an 'Anti-Vaxxer. So by writing this blog I will no doubt be denounced as an anti-vaxxer. It will be discounted as 'misinformation', or 'fake news'.

The World Health Organisation has claimed that 'vaccine hesitancy' (as they call it) represents one of the ten greatest threats to global health in 2019.  Indeed, 'vaccine hesitancy' (the reluctance and/or refusal of people to be vaccinated) ranks alongside (i) air pollution and climate change, (ii) non-communicable diseases, (iii) global influenza pandemic, (iv) fragile and vulnerable settings, (v) antimicrobial resistance, (vi) Ebola and other high-threat pathogens, (vii) weak primary health care, (viii) dengue, and (ix) HIV as one of the greatest threats to global health.

  • So I will give you a guarantee about this blog! Nothing that is written will come from any source other than one that is not firmly placed within the conventional medicine, who support vaccination unreservedly, and only use information that comes from an 'official' source within the conventional medical establishment.
  • My argument is simple. Those people who are 'hesitant' about vaccinating themselves, or their children, are acting upon information that conventional doctors are, or should be, fully aware, but which they deny at every possible occasion.
  • One side effect even surprised me. DEATH. Even I had no idea that the influenza vaccine is known to kill people. 
First, then, what are we being told about vaccines by doctors? What is the official story? What are patients meant to believe about vaccines? In particular, what are we allowed to know about the influenza vaccines? This is what the UK's NHS website tells us.

               "How safe is the flu vaccine? The flu vaccines used in the national programme have a good safety record."

               "How effective is the flu vaccine? Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition. Studies have shown that the flu vaccine will help prevent you getting the flu. It won't stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary, so it's not a 100% guarantee that you'll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination it's likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been. There is also evidence to suggest that the flu vaccine can reduce your risk of having a stroke. Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. So new flu vaccines are produced each year, which is why people advised to have the flu vaccine need it every year too.

On another page, the NHS does make one further admission - that the flu vaccine can cause serious allergic reactions, although this is immediately discounted as 'rare'.

               "Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to flu vaccines are very rare. Healthcare staff giving vaccinations are fully trained to deal with anaphylaxis and, with prompt treatment, individuals make a quick and complete recovery."

It is on the basis of these bland reassurances about the safety of the influenza vaccine (usually minus any mention about anaphylaxis) that people decide to be vaccinated. These safety messages are routinely repeated by representatives of the conventional medical establishment - throughout the world. This is the message conventional medicine wants us to hear, and to comply with. If we don't it is 'vaccine hesitancy' - a threat to global health. So apart from these bland assurances, what other information can be found about the flu vaccine?


This website is one of the biggest "destination sites for health and wellness information'. It is an integral part of the conventional medical establishment. This is what it says about the flu vaccine. It's basic message is initially reassuring, reflecting the general message provided by the NHS, but it does go on to admit that there are other side effects not mentioned by the NHS, and that it has a failure rate of at least 40%. This is what it says.

               "About the flu shot. Every year, people protect themselves from influenza, or the flu, by getting the flu vaccine. This vaccine, which typically comes as a shot or nasal spray, can reduce your chances of getting the flu by as much as 60 percent. Most side effects from the flu shot are typically mild. However, in rare cases, they can be severe. Before you get your flu shot, you may want to know what to expect.

               "A mercury-based preservative called thimerosal is used in some multidose vials of the flu vaccine. It’s used to prevent bacteria and other germs from growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thimerosal use in vaccines is safe and causes few side effects. If you’re concerned about thimerosal, you can ask for a vaccine that doesn’t contain it. This CDC tableTrusted Source lists currently available flu vaccines and whether they contain thimerosal.

So what are the most common side effects according to HealthLine? These are said to be reactions at the injection site, headache and other aches and pains, dizziness and fainting, and fever. The more serious side effects are summarised as follows:

  • high fever
  • severe allergic reactions
  • Gillian Barre syndrome

The Fluarix Quadrivalent 2018-2019 Vaccine
Yet when we delve deeper into the side effects of the influenza vaccine we can find more serious concerns, all within the official literature of the conventional medical establishment. One source of this information are the "Patient Information Leaflet's" that come with every vaccine. No one should be expected to agree to having any vaccine without reading these. But usually they are not shown to patients.

The vaccine that was widely used for 2018-2019 was the Fluarix Quadrivalent, and details from the patient information leaflets about the side effects of this vaccine can be found on this website. This provides us with the following side effects, with the warning that 'this is not a complete list of side effects, and others might occur'.
  • low fever, chills,
  • mild fussiness or crying;
  • redness, bruising, pain, swelling, or a lump where the vaccine was injected;
  • headache, tired feeling; 
  • joint or muscle pain.
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • severe weakness or unusual feeling in your arms and legs (may occur 2 to 4 weeks after you receive the vaccine);
  • high fever;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  •  or unusual bleeding.
On another page of this website, yet more side effects are mentioned.

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, or skin rash,
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Difficulty with moving
  • muscle aching or cramping
  • muscle pains or stiffness
  • nausea
  • swollen joints
  • chills
Yet more side effects are then listed 'for healthcare professionals'. I will reproduce this is full, not least because of the seriousness of the side effects described, side effects that presumably should not be known by patients.

The most common adverse events were local reactions, myalgia, and headache.

* Very common (10% or more)
Tenderness (89%), erythema/redness (76.4%), pain (73.8%), induration (58.4%), swelling (56.8%), injection-site pruritus (46.9%), itching (28%), bruising (18%), injection-site ecchymosis (14.9%), mass (11%)

* Common (1% to 10%): 
Reaction, hemorrhage

* Postmarketing reports
Cellulitis, injection site inflammation, injection site sterile abscess

* Very common (10% or more)
Crying abnormal (41.2%), malaise (38%), fever (16%)

* Common (1% to 10%)
Chest tightness

Rare (less than 0.1%)
Death (my emphasis).

* Postmarketing reports
Hot flashes/flushes

* Very common (10% or more)
Myalgia (40%)

* Common (1% to 10%)
Chills/shivering, back pain

* Postmarketing reports
Muscle weakness, arthritis, arthralgia, myasthenia

Nervous system
* Very common (10% or more)
Headache (40%), drowsiness (37.7%), lethargy (14%)

* Common (1% to 10%)

* Postmarketing reports
Neuralgia, paresthesia, convulsions (including febrile seizures), encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, abnormal gait, dizziness, hypoesthesia, hypokinesia, tremor, somnolence, syncope, facial or cranial nerve paralysis, encephalopathy, limb paralysis, confusion, paralysis (including Bell's Palsy), vertigo, exacerbation of symptoms of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (Leigh syndrome), meningitis, eosinophilic meningitis, vaccine-associated encephalitis

* Very common (10% or more)
Runny nose/nasal congestion (58%), cough (15%), upper respiratory tract infection (13%)

* Common (1% to 10%)
Sore throat, cough, oropharyngeal pain, rhinorrhea, wheezing, pharyngolaryngeal pain, nasopharyngitis

* Postmarketing reports
Rhinitis, laryngitis, dyspnea, dysphonia, bronchospasm, throat tightness, pharyngitis, epistaxis[Ref]

* Very common (10% or more)
Vomiting (15%), nausea (14.9%) diarrhea (13%)

* Postmarketing reports
Dysphagia, abdominal pain, swelling of the mouth, throat, and/or tongue

* Very common (10% or more)
Loss of appetite (33.3%), decreased appetite (21%)[Ref]

* Very common (10% or more)
Irritability (54%)

* Postmarketing reports


* Postmarketing reports
Allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock, serum sickness, and death; Stevens-Johnson syndrome


* Common (1% to 10%)
Infection, influenza-like illness

* Postmarketing reports

* Common (1% to 10%)
Facial swelling

* Postmarketing reports
Pruritus, urticaria, rash, angioedema, sweating, flushing, pallor, rash, erythema multiforme[Ref]

* Common (1% to 10%)
Reddened eyes

Postmarketing reports
Eye pain, photophobia, conjunctivitis, eye irritation, eye swelling, eyelid swelling, ocular hyperemia

* Postmarketing reports
Transient thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy

* Frequency not reported
Pleuropericarditis with effusions

* Postmarketing reports
Tachycardia, pericarditis, vasculitis, vasodilation/flushing

* Postmarketing reports
Vasculitis with transient renal involvement

* Common (1% to 10%)

What seems clear about this official information on the flu vaccine is that (i) doctors are being informed about side effects that patients are not being told about (INCLUDING DEATH!), and (ii) only a tiny number of these side effects are mentioned on the NHS website.

  • So we are not being fully informed about the side effects of the influenza vaccine; indeed, patients have so little information they are quite unable to make an 'informed' choice.
  • If doctors have access to this information (and they do) then when they say that the influenza vaccine is 'safe', as they do routinely, is clearly a lie.

Elsewhere, I have described the conventional medical establishment as dishonest, corrupt and fraudulent. The failure of doctors to be honest and open about the serious side effects of vaccination is yet another example of this. We are not being told the truth. They telling us lies. Moreover, they must know that they are telling lies.

But conventional medicine is not content with telling lies. They then proceed to attack those who are seeking and telling the truth. Why do they do this? Because medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines is failing. And after the failure of so many drugs doctors cannot afford now to admit that vaccination is also largely ineffective, and unsafe, even though they are perfectly aware that this is so.

So the reason for 'vaccine hesitancy' is not ignorance, it is knowledge. 
It is not a threat to global health, it is a matter of self-defence.