The Truth About the Flu Shot

January 15, 2015 Updated: January 16, 2015

What’s in the Regular Flu Shot?

  • Egg protein and avian contaminant viruses
  • Thimerosal (mercury): in multi-dose vials
  • Polysorbate 80:allergen; infertility in mice
  • Formaldehyde: carcinogen
  • Triton X100: detergent
  • Sucrose: table sugar
  • Resin: known allergen
  • Gentamycin: antibiotic
  • Gelatin: known allergen

Do Flu Shots Work?

Not in healthy babies: A review of 51 studies involving more than 294,000 children it was found there was “no evidence that injecting children 6-24 months of age with a flu shot was any more effective than placebo. In children over 2 yrs, it was only effective 33% of the time in preventing the flu. 

Not in children with asthma: A study 800 children with asthma, half were vaccinated and the other half did not receive the influenza vaccine. The two groups were compared with respect to clinic visits, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalizations for asthma. CONCLUSION: This study failed to provide evidence that the influenza vaccine prevents pediatric asthma exacerbations. 

Not in children with asthma (2): “The inactivated flu vaccine does not prevent influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma…In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are three times more at risk for hospitalization than children who do not get the vaccine.” 

Not in adults: In a review of 48 reports (more than 66,000 adults), “Vaccination of healthy adults only reduced risk of influenza by 6% and reduced the number of missed work days by less than one day (0.16) days. It did not change the number of people needing to go to hospital or take time off work.” 

Not in the Elderly: In a review of 64 studies over 98 flu seasons of elderly living in nursing homes, flu shots were non-significant for preventing the flu. For elderly living in the community, vaccines were not (significantly) effective against influenza, ILI or pneumonia. 

What Can You Do? You Can’t Do It All, but You Can Do Something!

  1. Give this information to everyone you know and love, especially church members, social groups, school teachers and administrators, and first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Firemen, etc). Contact your local police, sheriff, city council members, county commissioners and chamber of commerce. Discuss your concerns about forced vaccinations. Their support is important to maintain your right to refuse.
  2. Email or fax this information to local TV and radio stations. Call or fax to your State and National political representatives.
  3. Connect with other activist organizations – those who support 2nd amendment issues, the environment and animal rights. Help spread the word about their passion and get them involved with yours.
  4. Write a small article for LOCAL, community newspapers. Watch for samples on
  5. Share this with your local law and military folks. A pdf for easy printing is available on
  6. Stock up on Vitamin D3 (3000 IU per person), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fish oil, and zinc.

As stated years ago by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

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*Image of “flu vaccine” via Shutterstock, and “H3N2 influenza virus” via AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan