Posted by: debstake | May 25, 2009

Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu


So it appears that children who have gotten the flu vaccine will have a three-fold increase of being hospitalized. Focus was paid to children who also live with asthma. If I am reading this article wrong someone please correct me. The article can be fould HERE.The article closes with the following:

“”While these findings do raise questions about the efficacy of the vaccine, they do not in fact implicate it as a cause of hospitalizations,” said Dr. Joshi. “More studies are needed to assess not only the immunogenicity, but also the efficacy of different influenza vaccines in asthmatic subjects.””

Now as a parent if I were to read that last paragraph I would think that the vaccine program recommendation as far as flu vaccine goes is not going to error on the side of caution. If anything they would be very interested in my children as potential guinea pigs. So who exactly is looking out for our children’s health and welfare? I wouldn’t be putting to much stock in the agencies devised and developed for that reason.

So is it the flu vaccine causing the hospitalizations? Or is it strictly coincidence? Myself I don’t believe in coincidence except where automobiles are concerned. I have seen vaccine reactions; both immediate and delayed. And we have all heard of someone getting the flu after being vaccinated against that seasons “strain”. Heck two seasons ago when the flu vaccine was the wrong one for that particular flu season my mother-in-law and several church friends were gravely ill. They weren’t hospitalized but we were all worried. Also while looking for some info on the flu season from two years ago I tripped upon an article called : Flu Shots For The Elderly Are Ineffective. The article can be found HERE.

So as is the case in dealing with today’s modern society we are on our own when deciding the right course for our children. Myself after seeing the dangers of vaccines first hand I will error on the side of caution.

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