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Five Reasons Why I’ll Never Get a Flu Shot

Flu ShotIf you’re looking for a deeply scientific treatise on the flu shot, this isn’t it.

I’m not a chemist, a physician or someone with an advanced degree in biology. I’m just a mom with an internet connection.

I’m a person who has researched and compiled an assortment of worrisome facts that point in one direction: the flu shot is NOT beneficial.

Some of these reasons are backed up by science, and others are an acceptance of that little voice of reason whispering “Something just isn’t right about this.”  As a reader, you are welcome to take my personal instinct with a grain of salt.  I strongly encourage you to do your own independent research and come to your own conclusions. Look for sources that are not linked to the dollars being earned from these flu shots – no Big Pharma funded studies, no CDC, no FDA.  Check out the funding for the studies that you cite and then judge the findings accordingly.

First of all, it just doesn’t work.

The propaganda machine will tell you that the flu shot is “60% effective”, but this is a blatant manipulation of the statistics.  This article published last year at Natural News  explains how the numbers are “massaged” to present the picture that Big Pharma (who funds the research) wants presented.  In actuality, the flu shot prevents the flu in only 1.5 out of 100 adults.  You can wade through the abstract at The Lancet here.

1.5%.  Let that sink in.  That means that you have a 98.5% chance it WON’T work.  Why would anyone possibly have something foreign injected into his or her body with those odds?

Part of the reason it is ineffective it because it’s guesswork.  Scientists must attempt to predict which 3 viruses (of the over-300 influenza viruses that have been identified) will be the most prevalent during a given year. If you get the flu shot and are then exposed to virus #4-300, you will have no additional immunity to those.

Natural News just published an article yesterday that tells us many of the people being struck down in the current epidemic have received vaccinations, which clearly did not have the desired effect.

 Secondly, there are horrible things in the flu shot.

The flu shot contains some incredibly nasty stuff.  Obviously it contains the virus itself, either “dead” or “attenuated” (weakened).  But it also contains a host of other harmful toxins.  The inclusion of these toxins is not speculation – you can read the CDC’s ingredients lists of the common vaccines in the United States HERE. Following is a little primer giving some information on the toxic ingredients that you can find in the CDC’s ingredients lists. Take the time to cross-match these toxins to the vaccine that is given in your area.  You have the right to request the ingredients insert before you take the vaccine or subject your child to it.

  • 2-Phenoxyethanol is an anti-bacterial agent being used as a replacement for the preservative Thimerosal (mercury). It’s considered a very toxic material that could cause a boatload of side effects, including behavioral disorders … vomiting … diarrhea … visual disturbances … convulsions … rapid heart rate … central nervous system disorders … depression … kidney, liver and blood disorders … and reproductive defects.
  • Aluminum shows up in vaccines in many forms – like aluminum phosphate, aluminum hydroxy phosphate sulfate and aluminum hydroxide, to name a few. It works as an “adjuvant” to stimulate your immune system’s response to the virus in the vaccine.  The problem is … aluminum is a particularly dangerous neurotoxin. It has the ability to slip past your body’s natural defenses and enter your brain – potentially causing brain damage … Alzheimer’s disease … dementia … convulsions … and coma. Human and animal studies have shown that aluminum can even cause nerve death.
  • Ammonium Sulfate is a substance commonly added to pesticides. It’s not known at this time if it’s cancer-causing, but it has been suspected of gastrointestinal, liver, nervous system and respiratory system toxicity.
  • Beta-Propiolactone ranks high as a hazardous chemical on at least five federal regulatory lists. It caused lymphomas and hepatomas after being injected into lab mice, but its true effect on humans is not known. Due to animal study results, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified beta-propiolactone as a possible human carcinogen.
  • Formaldehyde is used as a preservative to stabilize the vaccine. It’s a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that’s mostly used in industry to manufacture building materials and produce many household products. Plus, it’s also used to embalm – and preserve – dead bodies. (Remember the frog in your high school biology lab?)  Formaldehyde is suspected of weakening the immune system and causing neurological system damage … genetic damage … metabolic acidosis (excessive blood acidity) … circulatory shock … respiratory insufficiency … and acute renal (kidney) failure. It’s been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by IARC and is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds on at least eight federal regulatory lists.
  • Formalin helps preserve the vaccine. It’s a mixture of formaldehyde, methanol and water. It’s mostly used to preserve tissue samples in health care laboratories and presents the same danger to your health as formaldehyde does.
  • Gentamicin Sulfate is an antibiotic that ‘s been known to cause deafness or loss of equilibrioception (sense of balance). It can also be highly nephrotoxic (damage your kidneys) if multiple doses accumulate over time.
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) excites and poisons your cells and tissues. It’s used as a stabilizer in vaccines and is also found in many processed foods.  MSG has been shown to cause retinal degeneration … behavior disorders … learning disabilities … reproductive disorders … obesity … and even lesions on the brains of lab animals. Allergic reactions to MSG can be severe.
  • MRC-5 Cellular Protein is human diploid cells taken from aborted human fetuses. They’re used as a culture to grow the virus.
  • Neomycin is an antibiotic that has been shown to have multiple effects on your body. It can be a neurotoxin and an ototoxin (affect hearing and balance). It also can cause respiratory paralysis, kidney damage and kidney failure. Plus, it retards your vitamin B6 absorption, sometimes leading to mental retardation and epilepsy. Some allergic reactions to neomycin can be life threatening.
  • Octoxinol-9 is a vaginal spermicide.
  • Phenol is included in vaccines to help stimulate immune response. Instead, it does the opposite – by inhibiting phagocytic activity. Phagocytes are your body’s first line of defense. They engulf and digest antigens and activate the other elements of your immune system. Phenol’s phagocytic-inhibiting effect actually hinders your immune system from properly dealing with the pathogens that are entering your body through the vaccine.
  • Phenol is used in the production of drugs, weed killers and synthetic resins, so you can imagine the effect it has on the human body. It’s considered to be toxic to your cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nervous, reproductive and respiratory systems … your liver … your kidneys … and your skin.  Phenol is so deadly that is was used by the Nazis as a means of extermination during the World War II. Phenol injections were given to thousands of people in concentration camps – especially at Auschwitz-Birkenau – to kill those who were mentally ill, had incurable tuberculosis and were permanently incapable of work.
  • Polymyxin B is an antibiotic with some nasty side effects – neurotoxicity and acute renal tubular necrosis (the most common cause of kidney failure).
  • Polysorbate 80 (Tween-80) works as a stabilizer in the vaccine. It’s used in a wide variety of products including ice cream, milk products, vitamin tablets, lotions and creams and medical products like vaccines and anti-cancer medications. But it’s not as safe as it sounds. According to the December 2005 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, polysorbate 80 can affect your immune system and cause severe anaphylactic shock, which can kill. It also causes cancer in animals.
  • Streptomycin is an antibiotic. Its main side effect is ototoxicity – the loss of hearing.
  • Thimerosal is used as a preservative in the vaccine. It contains 49.6% mercury by weight and has been implicated in many health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease … autism … seizures … mental retardation … hyperactivity … dyslexia … and many more nervous system conditions.  The mercury used in vaccines is second in toxicity only to the radioactive substance, Uranium. It’s a powerful neurotoxin that can damage the entire nervous system of an infant in no time.
  • Plus, the inclusion of aluminum and even formaldehyde with the mercury in the vaccine magnifies the problem. Aluminum can make the mercury 100 times more toxic. Toss in formaldehyde as well, and one independent study found that mercury toxicity was increased by 1,000 times.


There is a risk of terrible side effects.

I’d honestly rather take my chances with the flu than to have myself injected with something that carries the risk of such side effects on the off-chance (the 1.5% off-chance) that I might avoid catching the 1% of viruses that the shot “protects” me from.

The CDC itself warns:

Mild Problems

  • soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
  • hoarseness; sore, red or itchy eyes; cough
  • fever
  • aches
  • headache
  • itching
  • fatigue

If these problems occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days.

Moderate Problems

Young children who get inactivated flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) at the same time appear to be at increased risk for seizures caused by fever. Ask your doctor for more information.

Tell your doctor if a child who is getting flu vaccine has ever had a seizure.

Severe Problems

  • Life-threatening allergic reactions from vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot.
  • In 1976, a type of inactivated influenza (swine flu) vaccine was associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Since then, flu vaccines have not been clearly linked to GBS. However, if there is a risk of GBS from current flu vaccines, it would be no more than 1 or 2 cases per million people vaccinated. This is much lower than the risk of severe influenza, which can be prevented by vaccination.

But what they don’t tell you is that not all adverse reactions are reported and that when they are, the statistics are doctored to keep the do-good reputation of the shot untarnished.

In searching the year 2011 on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website - ( – it was found that 51 deaths were caused by the flu vaccines, along with 232 life threatening events, 116 permanent disabilities, 739 hospitalizations, 109 prolonged hospitalizations, 4,039 ER visits, and 6,221 “not serious” reports. According to the National Vaccine Information Centerfewer than one percent of all adverse vaccine reactions are ever reported


Also, consider cases like that of Desiree Jennings, the Washington Redskins cheerleader who suffered a paralyzing nerve disorder after receiving her seasonal flu shot.  Not only did the industry refuse to compensate her for her trauma and enormous medical bills, vicious attempts were made to publically discredit her.

Jennings was a fit and healthy cheerleader up until August when she got a seasonal flu shot. Ten days after the shot she began experiencing flu like symptoms, followed by severe convulsions and black outs. After seeing around 60 doctors, Jennings was eventually diagnosed with dystonia, a paralyzing neurological disorder that causes the muscles to relentlessly contract and spasm, causing extreme difficulties with walking, talking and general body movements.

Despite the fact that doctors who vigorously examined her condition at both Fairfax Inova and Johns Hopkins confirmed that she was suffering from dystonia, and that the cause of the illness was her reaction to the flu shot, numerous apologists for big pharma have ludicrously claimed that her story is a hoax and that her disease is imaginary, citing no evidence whatsoever and having had no contact with Jennings at all.

Next, I do not trust  the FDA.

FDA approval means less than nothing to me.  If the FDA approves it, it just means that the company behind it has enough money and clout to get it approved.  I do not trust  the FDA to look out for the best interests of me, my children, or anyone else’s children, for that matter.  I wrote an article last year regarding the FDA and here are some of the observations that really show the agenda of the agency:

  • The FDA wants to be in control of ALL things ingested by the American people. The FDA is simply an enforcing tentacle of the big business organized crime syndicate that actually runs the United States, and is thus complicit in the plans of the New World Order. 
  • The FDA can overlook the horrible side effects and suicides caused by anti-depressant pharmaceuticals while attempting to ban the sale of St. John’s Wort, a remedy that has been used successfully for hundreds of years.
  • The FDA can bypass the deadly e-coli outbreaks occurring in massive factory farms where the animals are squeezed in so compactly that they can’t turn around, but they want to prosecute an organic farmer for using manure as compost.
  • The FDA can cheerfully tell the American people, “Don’t worry, there’s nothing to see here”  with regard to the ever-rising radiation levels in milk but they want to raid the dairies of an Amish man who sells milk right from the cow, as it has been consumed for centuries.
  • The FDA wholeheartedly supports genetic modification of our crops and livestock.  The FDA endorses additives and preservatives.  The FDA promotes chemical pharmaceuticals over gentle natural remedies.

MSM’s Constant Endorsement

And finally, when the media pushes it, I automatically decline.  Seriously – anytime there is a big hype or something is made to be mandatory, my gut tells me “This isn’t good.”  Look at all of the commercials for anti-depressants.  Look at all the soothing newscasters telling us how “we don’t have to suffer.”  Look at how GMOs are being promoted as the answer to world hunger.  Real journalism is all but dead and can only be found in alternative media sources.  The mainstream media is Public Enemy #1, a group of corporate whores who put on make-up and a pretty outfit in order to seduce the public into believing what the puppet masters want them to believe.  The media is owned by the same tie-wearing serial killers who own Big Pharma, government agencies and the financial industry.

It may sound illogical but I firmly believe the MSM is complicit in the overthrow of personal sovereignty.  Therefore, if something is heartily endorsed by them I am immediately suspicious. I refuse to be submissively led along by the folks on the tube.  When they repeat something over and over, at the very least it requires close and careful investigation, if not all-out rejection of what they are saying. There is nearly ALWAYS an agenda and that agenda is nearly always one that crushes liberty or health in the name of power or money.

Any mainstream article on the flu that you read states some form of the following:  ”The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.” It is a not-so-subtle brainwashing. It hearkens back to the theories of Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

  • “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
  • “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
  • “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”

This programming has allowed many organizations to make the flu shot a term of participation, with little outcry from the public. Workplaces, schools and other activities across the US and Canada have instituted policies that force all participants to receive a flu shot. Longterm hospital employees have been fired for refusing to have the toxin injected into themselves.  Children have been banned from pre-schools and daycares in 6 states.  In brighter news, widespread refusal of healthcare workers in British Columbia has resulted in the province dropping the policy for the remainder of the year.

I don’t believe that all health care professionals and flu-shot advocates have ill-intent.  I think that many of them have just sipped the mainstream media Kool-aid – the tale-spinners of Big Pharma have slipped in just enough truth to make their theories believable.  Many people are deep-down decent and have difficulty believing that such a perverse money/power agenda could exist.

Mandatory policies of this nature always trigger a suspicious response from me. They whisper the ominous words “soft-kill eugenics” to me.  No, I don’t have proof of this, but I’d rather err on the side of longevity. I’ll take the risk of illness that my healthy immune system can fight off over the risk of being forcibly inoculated with whatever toxins the creators of these vaccines choose to include.  I’ll use my little arsenal of home remedies and come through it without the risk of long-term side effects that have yet to be discovered (or at least, have yet to be made public).

What do you think about the flu shot?

Did you take the vaccine?  Why or why not?  Please feel free to share links to any interesting sources or studies on this topic.

By Daisy Luther

26 Responses to Five Reasons Why I’ll Never Get a Flu Shot

  • thanks for the article. I don't think there is anything wrong with someone trusting their intuition, since it so often proves to be correct in the signals it delivers. We have never got the flu shot, and it's been available in Ontario (Canada) since 2000. We've also never had the seasonal flu, so something is working here... We have been concerned for a long time about both the ingredients and the way the whole thing is hyped, like a mantra. The way the vaccine is trumpeted each year brings to mind images of lemmings, lining up for the big syringe in the sky...

    The flu shot. Not even once.

  • I just do not have a belief that vaccines are a good thing. I understand that for some problems they are necessary, but at the same time should we be using them for every little thing? Has anyone ever studied to see if vaccines are causing viruses to change? Think about it, you have had the vaccine and get exposed, if you have had the shot viruses you were vaccinated against are harmless, but mutant viruses then have the chance to attack and replicate. But maybe I am just being crazy and letting what education I do have go to my head.

  • Hi -
    Great job on the best article yet I've read about NOT getting a flu shot. I had one about 15 years ago and got GBS. The doctor told me it was definitely linked to the flu shot. For those of you who don't know what GBS is - it is a traumatic experience to go through and one I would never wish on anyone. I had severe back and muscle pain, paralysis (couldn't stand or walk), hospitalized for 16 days, had Bell's Palsy on one side of my face, severe tingling & numbing in fingers and toes so bad they were numb and very, very weak - to the point I couldn't even tear open a salt packet nor raise my arms above my head. I also had slight hearing loss and a little trouble with vision looking straight ahead. My cause was somewhat different - they labelled it as "atypical GBS" because the nerves themselves (instead of the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerves) were directly attacked, along with my muscles. I spent many days in hospital, unable to even turn over on my side. Today, 15 years later, I am probably about 90-95% recovered. Still have a few numb toes. Muscles still weak no matter how much exercising I do to improve strength. So yes, I still have "residual" effects.

    Yes, the numbers are low statistically to get this -- but - do YOU want to be the one who does?

    • Maranda, so sorry for your years of suffering! Have you ever tried using essential oils to help your body complete the recovery? Our family uses them all the time, the Young Living company oils only, and I know that I have seen testimonials about numbness, Bell's Palsy, etc. and what is recommended.

  • Maranda, thanks for sharing what you went through after getting a flu shot. I have had concerns about them for years, and haven't had one for about 5 or 6 years. I went to my dr. for a check up last week, the dr. asked if I had gotten one and I just said "nope". I was a bit surprised she didn't say anything at all about it. I will never allow a chip to be put in my body either. I am glad you are doing pretty well
    for you now, and you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord in the cominng years. :) Diana

  • Thank you for this enlightening article. It is always great to see the power of the internet in action with ideas like these being spread around.

    There is no way that anyone can trust any company that is only out to make a profit. The systems are designed to pay liars and morally corrupt people millions of dollars to make billions for these companies.

    The pharmaceutics companies pay for millions of dollars of advertising on news stations to ensure that those stations are telling the "right news" about the pharmaceutics companies. The threat of that loss of revenue keeps any news station in line.

    It is a sad state of affairs, but that is how the current system works.

  • Hmm I am from Australia and we have a Flu shot system that are free and people are urged to take them. I am 71 and have never had a flu shot and do not intend to have one ever.

    I agree that most of the rubbish that people are advised to take is just pushing by the pharmas. I wince when I hear now of baby pain relievers and such being advertised on television something that was unheard of once at a time. How on earth do you know that a baby has a headache.

    Furthermore it would seem that kids are getting more and more ailments these days than they once did. All these things being pushed on them doesn't give their immune systems time to develop.

  • I had the flu jab last winter and had adverse reaction. Rang the NHS help line as I was quite ill for three days and was told not to have it again.

  • This is the worst amount of garbage I have ever read. I am not a doctor or researcher just simply a patient who has no immunity to the flu. Okay so before my daughter was born I caught the flu every year. But the past four years my daughter has been alive my wife myself and my daughter all get vaccined and guess what for four years now no one in our house has got the flu. And for side effects well none of those either. Let me guess next you're gonna say shots against polio etc cause autism? I mean they are out there for a reason. It's no dang wonder we do not have polio in america it's only in under developed countries..

  • It seems there are folks who drink the elite's Kool-Aid even here. Try as you might to discredit the author she has done her homework. Colby, you may not be an establishment troll and if your family has not yet been affected by vaccines call yourself lucky. Rather than insult others, use your intellect.

    I worked for years in the Biologicals business. My employer company made many of the lifesaving vaccines that we all took as children. They were good and honest people. The business was bought out by Bayer. You need to do a bit of research on these folks. Let's just say their background is checkered.
    Vaccines are no longer like they were in years past. Kids get far too many and as explained above in the article, the flu vaccine statistically does not work. It's like the general using old weapons in a new war. Even I who knows better was badgered into accepting it. Most in their 60's are brainwashed to take it.

    I am likely many years your senior and I no longer take the flu vaccine nor does my spouse. One of my worst episodes of illness happened several years ago after taking the shot in a senior moment. I was sick to near death for over 3 months. An old friend is my Dr. He was amazed at how this bug held on to people for so long that year. His staff not so jokingly called it the 3 month flu. I never asked how many of them also took the shot that year.

  • as a nurse, we are now forced to be immunized for the flu. I refuse to take the shot but did compromise and use the nasal mist in hopes that it is somehow less poison. If I didn't need a job, I would stand my ground and refuse but I can't afford to lose my income. I agree they are about worthless and it sure seems like we are also seeing more and more pneumonia cases in the summer months than I ever saw before and also a huge increase in young people being infected with pneumonia than I ever saw in the 23 years I have been a nurse. I rarely get even a cold but it scares me that this forced vaccination program is going to negatively effect my natural immunity in the long run. I know a large number of healthcare providers feel the same way as I do but we all need our jobs.

  • I'm not disputing your write-up but am wondering why the government would push this on the military if it is that dangerous. I'm retired military and remember the annual mandatory flu shots. I also remember trying to donate blood to a civilian organization who would not take it, but the military had no issues with me donating for another soldier.

  • We are forced to receive flu shots where I work as well. I do not have adverse affects to the shots, but still manage to get the flu as not all strains of the flu are covered. Just a comment about the ingredients you listed. If you are concerned about them, you need to not use deodorant, or items with aspartame (Nutrasweet) as they turn to formaldehyde at 86 degrees farenheit. Just saying, there are many things in this world that are bad for you besides a flu shot.


  • I got my first flu shot ever 3 days ago. No side affects. My doctor explained to me that it does not prevent the flu, it lessens the effects if you do get it, primarily in the area of the lungs and as a former smoker, I might be severely affected should I get it. My husband gets one every year at work and has had no side affects either.

  • What "they" put into the shots is not the same as when I received them in the 60's! The adjuncts that are toxins! You can look up just the Thimerosal (mercury) the amount in the shot is above what the EPA allows in a glass of water and it is being injected! The long term effects is what worries me the most. Most people have forgotten the the Military gave experimental shots to the military during the first deployment to the middle-east(in the 80's) A great number of vets came back with a whole host of problems that were exposed from the getting the shots! An old doctor (in his 90's) told me it was not until the late 80's that the autism really did not start showing up(in large numbers) just a few years after the new shots! He said just do a heavy metal check on the persons with problems, bet they show the heavy metals!!

  • I fully agree with your article. I also feel that most of the other vaccines we are required to get are terrible. I was just waking up to the many dangers of vaccines when my oldest child was about to enter high school. I was informed that she would need 1 more round of shots to enter. I reluctantly gave in, figuring she had gotten all the rest, may as well do one more round for her and later her sister and not stir the pot. Wrong. Within a couple of weeks of her getting that vaccine cocktail, she had developed Reynauds. It's an immunological disorder that I am sure was brought on by the vaccine. Glad my kids are now grown. I believe that one of my children will not be vaccinating her kids, but the other probably will. Folks will say, I had all the vaccines and I'm fine. Read somewhere of the huge increase in number of shots kids get now compared to what we got when we were kids. No one really knows the long-term affect of these, and I'm not convinced that something more nefarious is at work.

  • I just spoke with a health care professional who works at the emergency ward of a hospital I was just in. She said 2 young babies recently died because they contracted pertussis (whooping cough) from a child who was not vaccinated and was in the emergency because of it. I have to say that I a firm believer of getting vaccinated and of taking the flu shot. It is our responsibility to take these shots, not only to ourselves, but to society, and especially to those with weakened or suppressed immune systems. One can find anything they want on the Internet. If you have a suspicion, you can find the information (facts) to back it up, so be careful with what and who's opinions (so called research) you read.

    • So two babies who were vaccinated caught whooping cough from an unvaccinated child? But the only ones that died were the children who had the vaccine? Interesting.

      • I never said the two babies were vaccinated because they most certainly were not. They were too young for that vaccination. Had that other child been vaccinated, the first two babies might still be alive.

        • The first pertussis shot is at 2 months. One good reason to not expose your unvaccinated children to large crowds or other children until they are protected.

  • Unless it's an occasional tetanus shot keep yer freaking hypo away from me!

  • I must respond to this:.I agree with the author especially after being hospitalized with an ITP brought on by flu medicines. As for the responder who asked why would they make the military take these shots? I too am a retired military person.. which makes me experienced enough to reply... ever heard of human tests? Most shots being given to the military are for testing purposes of big pharma. Remember the swine flu shots? I had my lymph nodes removed after that shot. And because of that shot. When it was released to the general public, and the civilians began to die, they stoppedvaccinating the general public with it. that swine flu shot in the 1980's. Just because they give it to the military, doesn't make it a SAFE shot. Who else can they march down to a clinic and mandate shots too IN THE THOUSANDS of humans and have a ready made short test on and for humans? Blind obedience is the downfall of democracy.

  • All of my mother 's co-workers were required to take the flu shoot this year and acquired the flu after getting the shot. I have epilepsy and lupus. Every time I have had a flu shot I have had a seizure I refuse to receive them anymore.


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