It is that time of year again. You turn on the radio, you flip through a magazine, everywhere you look there are advertisements for this year’s flu shot.
It is important that whenever you decide to receive any sort of medication, whether it be a vaccine or a pill or anything else, that you do your research to ensure that it is the best thing for you and that it makes sense to use.
You can look up the inserts for vaccines and medications online through the FDA. The adverse reactions can be seen on the VAERS website, make sure you look at them while remembering that only about 10% of adverse reactions are reported.
While reading the different flu vaccine inserts on the FDA website I came across this quotation: This vaccine “has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.”
Last year’s flu vaccine was notoriously ineffective. According to the CDC, it was only 12% effective for people ages 18-49. On a “good” year, the vaccine is about 50% effective.
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This is a guest post by Jackie being featured on Modern Alternative Mama.