Flu Vaccines are Toxic

Every year, physicians recommend that people get flu shots to bolster their immune system and prevent getting the flu. However, flu vaccines have been shown to be highly ineffective and toxic for humans. After extensive research, I will never get a vaccination of any kind as long as I live!

Parents are advised to ask for an ingredient list for vaccines before vaccinating their children. 

It is a widely held belief that vaccines do not contain mercury or thimerosal. This is absolutely false. Many flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, though you can ask for mercury-free versions. See below for ingredient lists of commonly used influenza vaccinations used in the US. Note that most contain thimerosal.

Vaccinations that you get at a pharmacy or hospital will come from a large vial absolutely contain preservatives like thimerosal and other neurotoxins like formaldehyde.

Only get a flu vaccine, if you dare, from your physician and ask for the thimerosal or preservative-free version of the flu shot.

Common Flu Vaccines Toxins

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “The following substances are found in flu vaccines: antibiotics, egg protein, formaldehyde, human aborted fetal apparatus (dead human tissue), monosodium glutamate (MSG), and thimerosal (mercury).” In addition to these in potentially harmful substances, flu vaccines contain many other toxic or hazardous ingredients:

  • Thimerosal – contains mercury and is linked to autism and other brain injury. Side effects and danger are too numerous to mention.
  • Aluminum – a neurotoxin that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Side effects and danger are too numerous to mention. Read about aluminum toxicity.
  • Formaldehyde – Symptoms of low-level exposure include runny nose, sore throat, cough, dermatitis, sleeping difficulties, headache, fatigue, breathing difficulties, sinus irritation, chest pain, frequent nausea, bronchitis, and decreased lung capacity. Signs of acute exposure include abdominal pain, anxiety, coma, convulsions, diarrhea, and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia or pulmonary edema. Your reaction to the flu vaccine is probably from formaldehyde!
  • Phenol (carbolic acid) – For reasons why you want to call a poison control center upon ingestion of this poison, click here.
  • Polysorbate 80 – Allergic reaction like sneezing, coughing, swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, skin rashes, itching and pain: gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; heart and circulatory problems like abnormal heart rhythm, heart attack, stroke; fertility problems like infertility in women; tumor and cancer growth
  • Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) – can cause too much calcium in the blood which can lead to kidney stones and kidney insufficiency, metabolized into glycolic acid and can cause profound acidosis in the body
  • Betapropiolactone – a disinfectant
  • Nonoxynol – used to kill or stop growth of STDs, but can cause allergic reactions in 3-5 percent of the population
  • Octoxinol 9 – a vaginal spermicide that can cause chills, confusion, dizziness, fever; lightheadedness, muscle aches, sunburn-like skin rash that is followed by peeling of the skin
  • Neomycin, polymyxin, gentamycin – antibiotics

Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a world-leading immunogeneticist, has extensively studied the effects of the flu vaccine on neurological health. The results of his research indicate that an individual has a 10-time greater chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease after receiving five flu shots in the course of their life compared to individuals who have had zero to one shot in their lifetime. Flu vaccines are directly linked to about a dozen cases of paralysis and brain damage each year. Many researchers believe these flue vaccine cocktails produce delayed reactions and long-term health consequences.

Dr. Fudenberg and other researchers believe the increased risk of Alzheimer’s is a result of the combination of mercury and aluminum within the flu vaccine. Individuals with poor blood sugar signaling and weakened anti-oxidant defense systems will bio-accumulate these heavy metals in areas of their brain with repeated vaccine and other environmental exposure.

Flu Vaccines and Autism

Since 1983, the number of vaccines recommended for our children by the Center for Disease Control has more than tripled.  This time frame  coincides with the 800% increase in autism diagnoses.

Evidence points to thimerisol (a mercury containing preservative) STILL used in MMR vaccines and flu shots.An independent evaluation of a large study as part of the Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Safety Datalink concluded that children exposed to 3 thimerisol containing vaccines were 27 times more likely to develop autism than children who were not exposed.  

Many experts deny the relationship between mercury and autism, however, there is a large body of scientific medical evidence that supports the link.

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  3. Kern J, Jones AM.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health,Part B, 9:485–499, 2006.

Flu Vaccines Ingredients (Excipients)

Here is a list of commonly used influenza vaccines used in the US. For a complete list of ingredients used in common vaccinations, click here.

Influenza (Afluria)

beta-propiolactone, thimerosal (multi-dose vials only), monobasic sodium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, monobasic potassium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium taurodeoxycholate, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, egg protein

Influenza (Fluarix)

sodium deoxycholate, formaldehyde, octoxynol-10 (Triton X-100), α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), hydrocortisone, gentamicin sulfate, ovalbumin

Influenza (Fluvirin)

nonylphenol ethoxylate, thimerosal (multidose vial–trace only in prefilled syringe), polymyxin, neomycin, beta-propiolactone, egg proteins

Influenza (Flulaval)

thimerosal, α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate, ovalbumin

Influenza (Fluzone: Standard, High-Dose, & Intradermal)

formaldehyde, octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100), sodium phosphate, gelatin (standard formulation only), thimerosal (multi-dose vial only), egg protein

Influenza (FluMist)

ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, arginine, sucrose, dibasic potassium phosphate, monobasic potassium phosphate, gentamicin sulfate, egg protein

Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHC is an expert in detoxification and minerals & functional diagnostic nutritionist


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