Previous claims that the yearly flu shot prevent deaths in the elderly have been proven false. Although they still claim it reduces your chances of getting the flu, claims that it actually saves lives have been exaggerated. Hopefully the CDC won’t scare senior citizens into getting their shots this year because they may die if they don’t.
What is FACT however is the increased risk of getting Alzheimers if you’ve gotten the flu shot consecutively for 5 or more years. Surprising how many Physicians don’t know this, or if they do, still insist on the elderly getting the flu shot.
“According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD the world’s leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr. Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is that why Alzheimer’s is expected to quadruple? Notes: Recorded from Dr. Fudenberg’s speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington, VA September, 1997. Quoted with permission. Alzheimer’s to quadruple statement is from John’s Hopkins Newsletter Nov 1998.”