Every winter it seems the marketing for flu shots become overly pushy. There are however many reasons to be wary of this shot especially for senior citizens.
Fluzone is an injectable vaccine that is specifically approved for people who happen to be 65 years of age or older. This shot contains three flu strains and four times more antigen (the substance that causes immune response) than regular flu shots do. This flu vaccine is not recommended for anyone who has suffered any sort of adverse effect from vaccines in the past. Especially those who have had Guillain-Barre syndrome. But, when places like CVS market this shot with things like a 20 percent off shopping coupon they don’t tell anyone about the fact that literally one hundred and five seniors have died after taking part in the Fluzone high-dose vaccine trials or that ninety-one seniors died after getting the regular Fluzone vaccine!
It seems we should really be questioning whether seniors are being told the truth about the risks their are taking when getting this shot. Only two clinical trials were done before this shot was approved and both studies were lead by the creator of this vaccine himself (Sanofi Pasteur. In the first study almost three thousand adults of the age 65 or older were administered the high dose vaccine and about one thousand two hundred were given the regular one. Out of those a very large number of people suffered severe adverse effects within six months. 156 high dose and 93 regular to be exact. Then, 16 high dose and 7 regular recipients actually died within the 29-180 day post vaccination. But the packaging on this vaccine states “no deaths were reported within 28 days post-vaccination”. One day after though you can see there were quite a few and most people are not aware of this.
As some of you are already aware pharmaceutical companies tend to phrase study results in a way that downplays the risks and this is clearly the case with Fluzone. In the second study there were you guessed it more deaths. Out of roughly 15,000 of each high dose and regular dose recipients over one thousand of each were found to have serious adverse effects within six months of receiving their shot. Before considering getting this sort of shot please take the time to read the full information sheet which I will add a link to if you click here. Please take the time also, to watch the videos below.