Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Truth About the Flu Shot

The Truth About the Flu Shot
Sherri Tenpenny, DO
July 17, 2009

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. Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children." The
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2 (2008).

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. Reference: "Effectiveness of influenza vaccine for the
prevention of asthma exacerbations." Christly, C. et al. Arch Dis Child.
2004 Aug;89(8):734-5.

Not in children with asthma (2): "The inactivated flu vaccine, Flumist, does
not prevent influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the
ones with asthma.In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk
for hospitalization than children who do not get the vaccine." Reference:
The American Thoracic Society's 105th International Conference, May 15-20,
2009, San Diego.

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." Reference: "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults."
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1 (2006).

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. Reference: "Vaccines for
preventing influenza in the elderly." The Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews. 3(2006).

What about the new Swine Flu vaccine?

Some of the new H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines are going to be made by Novartis.
These shots will probably be made in PER.C6 cells (human retina cells) and
contain MF59, a potentially debilitating adjuvant. MF-59 is an oil-based
adjuvant primarily composed of squalene. All rats injected with squalene
(oil) adjuvants developed a disease that left them crippled, dragging their
paralyzed hindquarters across their cages. Injected squalene can cause
severe arthritis (3 on scale of 4) and severe immune responses, such as
autoimmune arthritis and lupus.
Reference (1): Kenney, RT. Edleman, R.
"Survey of human-use adjuvants." Expert Review of Vaccines. 2 (2003) p171.
Reference (2): Matsumoto, Gary. Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment
That's Killing Our Soldiers and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims of this
Vaccine. New York: Basic Books. p54.

Federal health officials are starting to recommend that most Americans get
three flu shots this fall: one regular flu shot and two doses of the vaccine
made against the new swine flu strain. School children who have never had a
flu shot are targeted for four shots in the fall - twice for seasonal flu,
twice for pandemic swine flu. (July 15, 2009 news). HHS Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius has been talking to school superintendents around the country,
urging them to make plans to use buildings for mass vaccinations and for
vaccinating kids first. (CBS News, June 12, 2009.)

What can you do?
You can't do it all, but you can do something!

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.

Email or fax this information to local TV and radio stations. Call or fax to
your State and National political representatives.

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.

Write a small article for LOCAL, community newspapers. Watch for samples on

Check out Share this with your local law and military
folks. A pdf for easy printing is available on

Have at least 3 weeks of food and water on hand; be prepared to voluntarily

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."

Dr. Tenpenny Vaccine Information Center:


  1. As I work in an environment where vaccinations are pushed (heavily!), I am still standing against the tide. With new vaccines for kids (like for the chickenpox), I have always held the belief that it would be better to be sick (whether with the flu or chicken pox) than to take the vaccine.

    There are many other nurses and health care professions that refuse to participate in the program, too.

    Great links, thanks!

  2. Two years ago the flu ran through my household of ten family members. We know it was the flu because I took my 5 month old baby to the doctor when he became ill and his blood tested positive for the flu. He was put on Tamiflu, but was still very ill for almost two weeks. Out of 10 people my niece is the only one that did not get sick and my daughter was mildly ill for one day. The difference between them and the other 8 people in my home was that they had gotten the flu shot.

    I don't care what the "statistics" say. From my experience its better to be safe than sorry. Many years ago my daughter (who has asthma) got the flu. Back then I didn't believe in the flu shot actually working, so I didn't get it or give it to my daughter. She developed a severe upper respitory infection and had to be put on many medications as well as begin taking two asthma medication through a home nebulizer! I felt so guilty and wished I had gotten her the flu shot. Ever since then I ALWAYS get her a flu shot. That same daughter only got mildy sick with the flu for one day a couple of years ago when everyone else was severely ill for two weeks.

    The flu is painful and exhausting. I'd rather spend $25 for the shot and have a fighting chance at not getting sick than to leave myself wide open to get sick and pass it on to others. There have been many more years that I didn't get the flu, but when I was sick with the pounding headache, body ache and fatigue caused by the flu I was very angry with myself for not getting the shot. Also, I was really worried about my baby who was two young at the time to get both shots that would have given him immunity from the flu. I vowed I would never let that happen again, so now I make getting a flu shot a priority for myself and my children.


    Vitamin D would prevent the flu. Seems to me that giving one's children Vitamin D regularly, especially in the winter months, makes sense.

    There are plenty of lies in the mainstream media. Here's an article about that:

    As for me and my house, we'll take vitamin D, we'll wash our hands, we'll get plenty of rest, and we'll keep our immune systems strong.


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