Are Flu Vaccines Risking the Lives of Senior Citizens?

Flu Vaccine, senior citizenAccording to a CDC estimate, 90 percent of flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years of age and older.

Although the recommended protocol is that all senior citizens receive an annual flu shot, a former investigative journalist for CBS has discovered evidence suggesting flu shots are not doing any good.

Sharyl Attkisson believes the vaccinations may actually be costing the lives of some seniors.

Can the Flu Vaccine Do More Harm Than Good?

According to a JAMA study, from almost a decade ago, there was no improvement in mortality rates among senior citizens with a flu vaccine even after the vaccination rates increased. Peter Doshi, Ph.D, john Hopkins scientist, issued a report in the BMJ stating that the CDC policy of routinely recommending the flu vaccine is being based on, “low quality studies that do not substantiate claims.” Doshi suggests there is no evidence that the flu vaccination reduces deaths among senior citizens. In addition, Doshi cites and Australian study which found significant risks for children as well as stating that “One in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations for H1N1 influenza in 2009.”

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Twenty- three senior citizens out of 3,833 died after receiving the shot during the drug trials for the Fluzone flu vaccine, according to the drug’s package insert. Though the manufacturer denies any connection between deaths and the flu vaccine, in addition to the deaths, 226 other senior citizens experienced “serious adverse events.”

Senior Citizens Are at Risk

According to Health Impact News, a nursing home near Atlanta Georgia, reported a devastating outcome of receiving this vaccination.
The residents of Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care were given a flu vaccine on November 7. Following vaccination everyone developed an immediate fever. Within the week after, five of the seniors died.
It is reported that the facility’s typical pattern is one to two losses every six months, frequently due to Alzheimer’s

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