The Flu Shot: Is Your Consent Informed?

We can all agree that decisions about medical procedures, including vaccines, must be based on sufficient, factual, and pertinent information. However, is the information you get at the doc’s office or pharmacy equipping you to make this important decision about the flu shot? Can that Informed Consent form even be valid if you’re not truly informed?

Here are five important points for you to consider thoughtfully before signing:

The CDC grossly exaggerates both the flu threat and the efficacy of the flu vaccine. The CDC also distorts the number of deaths attributable to flu.

Caveat Emptor: Science vs the CDC on Scary Flu Shot Promotions, an article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of World Mercury Project, published on Feb 12, 2018, makes this observation:

“Simple fact-checking shows that since October 2017, only 14.7% of the almost 447,000 “flu” specimens tested by clinical laboratories working with CDC have tested positive for influenza.”

Kennedy further states the efficacy of the flu vaccine among those vaccinated is reported to be as low as 10%.

The CDC website describes how influenza deaths are recorded. For instance, the CDC lumps deaths from pneumonia—whether bacterial, viral, or fungal —into the same category as deaths from “flu.” That practice alone greatly overstates flu death statistics.

Did you know states are not required to report statistics to the CDC for persons over 18 years of age who die of “flu?” In fact, rarely are lab tests done to confirm influenza in this age group at all. There are no actual influenza mortality statistics for this age group. So, how does the CDC come up with those enormous numbers? They invent them. Seriously. They admit right on their website that they don’t know how many die of flu each year.

So, why the scaremongering by the CDC? Could it be the money?

“Industry analysts estimate that within the next five years, the U.S. flu vaccine market will be worth almost $3 billion annually.” (Kennedy)

Flu vaccines are preserved with thimerosal (aka mercury)!

 Did you think mercury was all removed from vaccines? You’re not alone; many do. But, nope.

Perhaps you were also told thimerosal is safe. Well, consider this:

Facts: Federal law limits mercury in drinking water to 2 parts per billion; 200 ppb is labeled a toxic hazard. Per the FDA, there are 25 micrograms of mercury in a 0.5mL dose, or 50,000 ppb. Meaning?  The flu shot has 250 times the allowable Fed limit for mercury toxicity.

Were you told that thimerosal (ethylmercury) is not methylmercury, and thus poses no danger? That would be false, as revealed in nearly 200 peer-reviewed studies—and by hundreds of maimed lives.

“More than four out of five (83%) of the vaccine injury cases (275/332) settled through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) for the nine-month period from mid-November 2016 through mid-August 2017 were flu-vaccine-related, including four deaths.” (Kennedy) [italics mine]

Thimerosal is a mutagen, which means it damages cell DNA. There is no reason to believe the DNA of a developing fetus escapes this consequence.

As you may know, the CDC recommends flu vaccination for pregnant women. Apparently, the CDC is unconcerned about thimerosal’s effect on the rapidly proliferating and differentiating fetal cells.

The Material & Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for thimerosal states that this chemical is “mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.” Somatic cells are “…cells of an organism that become differentiated into the tissues, organs, etc. of the body…” (Webster’s New World Dictionary, 4th Ed). Fetal embryo cells are somatic cells.

 That the CDC recommends injecting pregnant women with the toxic flu vaccine—or any other vaccine containing thimerosal–is nothing less than supremely irresponsible.

The World Mercury Project has an excellent brochure for pregnant families. You need to know this information. Here is the link:

 To read a peer-reviewed article in the journal Toxicological Sciences titled “Thimerosal Induces DNA Breaks, … in Cultured Human Neurons and Fibroblasts,” click HERE.

Vaccine manufacturers are immune from prosecution if you are vaccine injured.

Not kidding. The US government agreed to this (partial) liability shield in 1986, when vaccine manufacturers said they’d quit making vaccines if they didn’t have this assurance. Physicians wanted immunity as well. Thus, in 1986, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was introduced to create a no-fault mechanism for victim compensation. In 2011, the comprehensive blanket immunity was locked down:

 “After the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 effectively completely shielded the pharmaceutical industry from all civil liability for injuries and deaths caused by FDA licensed vaccines, there has been no legal accountability for any corporation or individual who develops, licenses, recommends, promotes, administers or mandates vaccines that injure and kill Americans.” (Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center)

That situation begs the question: How concerned about safety do you suppose vaccine manufacturers are when (1) no safety testing is required, and (2) you can’t sue them if you suffer a vaccine injury?

You will want to watch Barbara Loe Fisher’s podcast video HERE. You really do.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a longshot.

If a vaccine-injured person has been through the court system and denied compensation, or denied adequate compensation, the person can file a claim in the U. S. Court of Claims through the NVICP.

The reality is, however, that the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) screens victim petitions to see if petitioners meet arbitrary medical guidelines. In most cases, DHHS rejects the petition. Victims never get into court. Should the petitioner get a day in court, the DHHS fights aggressively to prevent award and often appeals any award. Here is another quote from Barbara Loe Fisher:

“By 2016, the U.S. Court of Claims had awarded nearly $3.6 billion dollars to vaccine victims for their catastrophic vaccine injuries, although two out of three applicants have been denied compensation.” [italics mine]


Why am I sharing this info with you? Fairness. You have a right to know. There’s a whole lot more to know, too. Your doctor won’t tell you these things. Actually, he/she may not know these facts either. Physicians often parrot CDC data without verifying accuracy. Still, it wouldn’t be right to place all the blame on the doctors: they’re busy with patients and sometimes make assumptions they shouldn’t. That’s why you won’t get a true assessment of flu vaccine risks from them. That’s also why you need to do your own research. Any consent you give won’t be informed consent unless you do.

Flu vaccines have been linked with seizures, encephalopathy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to name a few. And, death. Research shows flu vaccines can make you more susceptible to contracting other viruses, as well as cause systemic inflammation in the body, which in turn has been linked to cardiovascular issues and many others.

Delve into the science, listen to reputable experts like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of World Mercury Project, Barbara Loe Fisher of National Vaccine Information Center, and Neil Z. Miller of Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute who have endured much orchestrated animosity at the hands of government agencies and vaccine manufacturers obsessed with profit-motivated agendas.

It’s important that you are informed even if you subsequently choose to have the flu shot. You are entitled to that information beforehand. On the other hand, if you refuse the flu vaccine, you want the confidence that comes from knowing your stand is firmly grounded in fact. There is an avalanche of science—and hundreds of heartbreaking true-life accounts–out there that demonstrates influenza vaccines have never proved safe. I’ve listed some impeccable resources below to start your research journey. Good health to you! ~ Deb


National Vaccine Information Center;

World Mercury Project,

Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute,


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