2009.10.21 Stephanie Moore: Concerned about flu shots

Written by David Green.

We have received and read the “information” from the Health Department regarding the H1N1 vaccine that is to be administered to children and adults in our community this week. The entire point of this letter is simply to stress the importance of information to us, the consumer. We cannot make an educated decision without all of the information about both the risks and benefits. The following information is from the Vial and Syringe Leaflet Text for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited provided to health care workers.

• What safety and efficacy testing has been done on these vaccines?

The inserts make it very clear that the “swine” flu versions of these vaccines have not undergone any testing to demonstrate whether or not they are safe or if they even work. They are relying on the fact that they are so similar to the regular flu shots that they should work just as well.

• Can doses be given along with other vaccines?

The inserts make it very clear that no testing has yet been done on these versions of the flu vaccine to determine if they can be given with other vaccines. The government is operating under the assumption that these vaccines should behave the same as the regular seasonal flu vaccine.

 What about pregnant and/or nursing mothers?

Flu shots are recommended for pregnant and nursing moms, but (and this is a really huge but) the product inserts make it very clear that the regular flu vaccines have never been tested on pregnant or nursing women to determine if there is any harm to fetuses or young babies.

The Vaccine Approvals are being treated as emergency drug approvals, but are being sought without even minimal science-based safety testing or testing for clinical efficacy in preventing disease, and with the inclusion of dangerous adjuvants (a pharmacological agent added to a drug to increase or aid its effect), including mercury (25 mcg. per 0.5mL dose).

Mercury (thimerosal) is one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Mercury has an affinity for the brain, gut, liver, bone marrow and kidneys. Minute amounts can cause nerve damage.

Legal immunity has been granted to the manufacturers, the Federal Government and its agents in the event of harm or death from these vaccines.

The United States government has paid nearly $2 billion to the families of individuals who have been killed or maimed by vaccines as part the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

In our opinion, the letter from the Health Department should include the following offered in a petition by Dr. Gary Null, PhD:

“This Vaccine has not undergone FDA safety or efficacy testing and its risks are unknown in all age groups. This Vaccine contains ingredients previously rejected for use in the United States and/or never evaluated by the FDA which have been shown in animal studies to cause significant adverse biological response when injected.”

– Greg & Stephanie Moore

S. Summit St., Morenci

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