Too Few People Who Need Flu Shots Get...

Too Few People Who Need Flu Shots Get Them

There are 14 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Oct 2, 2007, titled Too Few People Who Need Flu Shots Get Them. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

WASHINGTON -- Only a fraction of the people who need flu shots the most are getting them - including just one in five babies and toddlers, say health officials who hope to boost those numbers as a record ...

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CONCERNED PARENT

Atlanta, GA

#1 Oct 12, 2007
I am sending this email because I am very upset that your station does not mention the dangers of receiving a flu shot if you have an egg allergy. Not many people even know that they are NOT to have a flu shot if they are allergic to eggs until it is too late. My son was 2 yrs. old and received a flu shot and ended up with a bad case of cellulitis and in the hospital because of this very reason. I did not know that fact until his leg had swollen to the size of his two legs in less than a 24 hr. period and he had to be rushed to the Emergency Room.
I really wish this story could be revised to better inform citizens. Putting a story out there like this is not completely accurate. You are putting people's health at risk that do not know any better. Please warn about food allergies as well. Don't take it from me, feel free to contact any Allergy & Asthma clinic and they will tell you the same thing. This story really needs to be revised. More research needs to be done before placing flu shot stories on the web.
A concerned Atlanta Parent.
Sufferer

Naperville, IL

#2 Oct 25, 2007
I got a flu shot at the urging of my doctor because I just completed a huge bout of bronchitis. NEVER AGAIN! Both of my legs are swollen so bad, walking, sitting, laying, etc are all very painful. To my knowledge I am not allergic to eggs (I eat them regularly) but something didn't like me. I was told to ice down and take tylenol. I am urging all my friends and family to AVOID FLU SHOTS, I don't want to wish this type of discomfort on anyone
Eva Gordon

AOL

#3 Nov 4, 2007
CONCERNED PARENT wrote:
I am sending this email because I am very upset that your station does not mention the dangers of receiving a flu shot if you have an egg allergy. Not many people even know that they are NOT to have a flu shot if they are allergic to eggs until it is too late. My son was 2 yrs. old and received a flu shot and ended up with a bad case of cellulitis and in the hospital because of this very reason. I did not know that fact until his leg had swollen to the size of his two legs in less than a 24 hr. period and he had to be rushed to the Emergency Room.
I really wish this story could be revised to better inform citizens. Putting a story out there like this is not completely accurate. You are putting people's health at risk that do not know any better. Please warn about food allergies as well. Don't take it from me, feel free to contact any Allergy & Asthma clinic and they will tell you the same thing. This story really needs to be revised. More research needs to be done before placing flu shot stories on the web.
A concerned Atlanta Parent.
I too had the exact same thing happen to my son Noah today. He is two years old and received a flu shot. His leg (where he got the flu shot)began to swell up so severely that he could not walk for days!! It started to spread down to his knee and in his groin area and we too rushed him to the hospital. They gave us antibiotics and told us he should get rest and not walk on his leg. His leg was incredibly swollen, red, and hot and twice the size of his other leg! He has an allergy to egg whites which his pediatrician knows about because it was just confirmed literally a week ago and the morons didn't tell me that he should not have a shot or that there is an alternative to givng him a shot!! For all you mom's out there PLEASE HEED OUR WARNING, if your child tests positive for egg or egg white allergies, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE allow him to get this type of flu shot (the kind produced in eggs and injected directly into the skin). We learned the hard way and my poor little guy paid the price for the ignorance of others. Eva Gordon FOntana, California
BauernSeppi

Orange, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2007
Flut shots are totally useless crap! All the things flu shots do can be done w/ natural immune system boosters and a good diet. WITHOUT ALL THE BAD STUFF IN IT!
Jon

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Nov 25, 2007
EMERGENCY ALERT: Danger Lurking In Flu Shots
By: Greg CiolaSource: http://www.healthtruthrevealed.com November 25, 2007
Health Risks Far Outweigh Benefits!
It wasn’t until I went to my local grocery store (name withheld) recently that I realized how low pharmaceutical companies would stoop to propagandize the public with lies. While I was at the checkout counter a young woman bagging my groceries looked at me, smiled, and said:“Have you had the flu shot yet.” I was stunned.
I looked at her and asked:“Is your store management instructing you to ask everyone this?” She said ‘no’ but employees were encouraged to ask customers if they were interested in receiving the shot. I looked at this young woman with pity in my eyes and said:“There’s no way I would put that poison into my body.”
With curiosity about why someone would make such a bold statement, we engaged in conversation and I spent the next ten minutes giving her an earful. I asked her if she had any information on the shot and she graciously went over to the front desk to get a flyer outlining the reasons for getting the shot along with the store locations and times I could get it.
In big bold letters across the top of the flyer were the words:“TAKE YOUR SHOT!” In addition to the flu shot, they were also promoting pneumonia shots and tetanus/diphtheria shots. It was then and there that I realized I had to speak out against this insanity. According to the flyer, the flu is now a “DISEASE”. Can you imagine this? A disease implies something that needs medical intervention. I guess a cold, cough, headache, upset stomach or diarrhea could all be classified as diseases too.
I remember vividly when they first started pushing the flu shot years ago. It was originally marketed to the elderly and those with weakened immunity. Long gone are those days. There wasn’t enough money to be made (or enough people to poison) by selling to this select market. Now the shot is being promoted to everyone as some sort of flu panacea. Before you, your friends, co-workers, church members or anyone in your family are conned into taking the flu shot, here are some of the risks you need to know about.
Flu Shots Contain Toxic Agents
Did you know that the flu shot could contain anything from aluminum, formaldehyde, dangerous microorganisms, thimerosal (mercury), ethylene glycol, and other toxic adjuvants? In addition to these substances, the flu vaccine is prepared from the fluids of chicken embryos inoculated with the specific type (s) of influenza virus that supposedly protects against the strains federal health officials believe are most likely to be prevalent during the flu season. The effectiveness in preventing influenza often ranges from 30-40%. Not very encouraging considering the potential health dangers you may be opening yourself up to down the road from the toxic agents in the vaccine.
How is the human body supposed to build immunity by being exposed to neurotoxic poisons like mercury, formaldehyde, and DNA from animals? Mercury is the second most toxic material on the planet. The first is radioactive plutonium. To make thimerosal, they start with elemental
Sherri

Fairfax, VA

#6 Jan 10, 2008
My daughter has gotten the flu shot also. The pediatrician made it sound so safe...after all she gives one to her kids every year.
Last year after having the shot (two times without reaction)..my daughter developed the runs for ten days. On the third day she broke out in a rash all over her legs.
She is not allergic to eggs.
What made this worse that is that the doctor and nurses were not willing to admit that this was related to the flu shot. I had to do a lot of digging before finding out that some kids develop vomiting a upset stomach after the shot.
This year she said let's not give her the flu shot .
DLink

Memphis, TN

#7 Jan 11, 2008
Thanks, Concerned Mother.

Obviously, people need to be more informed of the dangers of preventative medicines, such as allergies to the flu vaccine due to allergic reactions with eggs.

Personally, I expose myself to the world at large and have faith that my system has been introduced to enough toxins that adding to that would be detrimental to creating antibodies.

That said. Those who have intentionally or inadvertently protected themselves from common exposure to the environment in which they live, can be at risk. Each individual cell protects itself from exposure to danger, by calling the white blood cells. Hopefully, they can take care of, at least be made aware of, the problem. It is often Highly beneficial to introduce minor amounts of toxins to the system to train it. If the "toxins" are from somewhere else in the world and may appear locally, so much more important it is that the cells know thy enemy.

Sadly, the U.S. scored DEAD LAST, in preventable deaths in the Civilized world in recent studies.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/08/hea...
ALJ

Columbia, MO

#8 Feb 25, 2008
I'm curious to know if anyone has had the flu or had a child almost die from the flu? If the answer is yes, surely you would rethink your thoughts about the flu shot. I'd much rather have my child have a bump on their arm for a few days than to have them dead.
bad reaction

AOL

#9 Oct 29, 2008
I received a flu shot 3 days ago. My upper arm is red, swollen and hot. I shiwed it to the nurses were I work and they told me they think it is cellulitis. I see the doctor in the morning. This is scary and i will not get one again.
Cellulitis

Monroe, NC

#10 Nov 15, 2008
I received a flu shot 3 days ago also. My arm got red, warm, and really swollen, but it was only the size of a quarter. I was told that my arm might hurt a little and get swollen, so I was fine. The next morning, my arm where I got the shot was the size of a golf ball. By the time I got home, it was a little smaller than a baseball. i figured I was having an allergic reaction, but besides the itching around the redness and the little bit of pain, I was fine. The next morning woke up and it had gotten bigger. I called the BCBS nurses hotline. The nurse said I may have cellulitis and needed to go to the doctor. She said that left untreated, it could go to my lymph nodes and could be deadly. I decided to go to the doctor. I do have cellulitis. My doctor said it happens to a small number of flu shots(and other shots) every year and he had gotten it from a flu shot while doing his residency. He put me on an antibiotic and it has gone almost all away.
Even though I got cellulitis, I still plan on getting a flu shot next year. I am someone who get REALLY sick when I get sick. And my doctor said that flu season hasn't started in Charlotte yet, and he has already seen two cases.
Shawnna

Reno, NV

#11 Nov 9, 2009
Do research, flu shots are all about BIG MONEY for the GOVERNMENT! Does anyone do research on what they are injecting into them? Mercury, DNA from chickens, man-made viruses (biowarfare anyone?), and a whole host of other chemicals that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has recognized as deadly to humans... and yet they allow it to be injected into us? It's pathetic and we all act like mindless zombies and do what we are told... yeah, really democratic. The system is corrupt and you and your children and more likely to DIE from the flu shot either directly or indirectly....

Do you know how many people died from the flu in 2004? The CDC reports "36,000" but if you read their charts and reports they actually clump pneumonia and influenza TOGETHER and they break it down and the real read out is that only about 700 people died from the flu and the rest from pneumonia... pretty sad and pathetic on the governments part for skewing their information....

Also, RESEARCH has shown that after 5 consecutive flu shots people were 10 times more likely to get Alzheimers.... and guess what was in the top list of killing people last year? Oh yeah, alzheimers.

If you loved your family, friends, children, husband, wife, or yourself... you would do research and realize that the government is playing you and them for a fool and hoping you don't ask questions and do as you are told... Do you really want to let your children have an increased risk of autism? Do you really want to take a chance at your child having birth defects? Do you really want to take the chance of killing your child from letting a doctor inject chemicals that are known to harm people into their bodies?

Think people... stop being the sheep that the government herds into doing what will make it money.
Knowledge man

Langley, Canada

#12 Nov 19, 2009
Rx companies are making millions, because people and government are too easily manipulated. Swine flu isn't really any different than a regular flu. The media doesn't report that more people die from other flu's because other flu's don't have the label like the "swine flu". Take Mexico for example, It's not a 3rd world country but it is poor and has a higher than average death rate for sickness. This country was the perfect place to break it to the media. Rx companies are most powerful people in the world and have the best marketing companies in the universe working for them. They know know that people will do just about anything when their scared enough.
Knowledge is the best vaccine for fear!! Exercise, Eat right, get enough nutrition especially vitamin D.
Knowledge man

Langley, Canada

#13 Nov 19, 2009
Oh, and by the way, It's not the government you should be scared of. It's the Rx companies who own everything, including your government.
Gina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Jan 8, 2010
Cellulitis wrote:
I received a flu shot 3 days ago also. My arm got red, warm, and really swollen, but it was only the size of a quarter. I was told that my arm might hurt a little and get swollen, so I was fine. The next morning, my arm where I got the shot was the size of a golf ball. By the time I got home, it was a little smaller than a baseball. i figured I was having an allergic reaction, but besides the itching around the redness and the little bit of pain, I was fine. The next morning woke up and it had gotten bigger. I called the BCBS nurses hotline. The nurse said I may have cellulitis and needed to go to the doctor. She said that left untreated, it could go to my lymph nodes and could be deadly. I decided to go to the doctor. I do have cellulitis. My doctor said it happens to a small number of flu shots(and other shots) every year and he had gotten it from a flu shot while doing his residency. He put me on an antibiotic and it has gone almost all away.
Even though I got cellulitis, I still plan on getting a flu shot next year. I am someone who get REALLY sick when I get sick. And my doctor said that flu season hasn't started in Charlotte yet, and he has already seen two cases.
My story is very similar but my infection was more aggressive and I almost died I was wondering if you come give me the name of the Dr who treated you so I could ask him some questions b/c everyone around here had never seen anything like that before. my email is [email protected]

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