Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Elderly, Death Rates Increased


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
Government study shows flu vaccine not effective in the elderly, and death rates increased.

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed this week that the government’s own studies on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine for the elderly show that they are not only not effective in preventing the flu, but that the death rate of those vaccinated increased.

While still a reporter for CBS News, Attkisson tried to interview the lead researcher of a “mainstream” flu vaccination study they assumed would show that the flu vaccine was effective in preventing the seasonal influenza virus.

However, the National Institute of Health (NIH) blocked the interview, and Attkisson had to interview the co-authors of the study instead, since they were independent researchers, and not paid by the government.

Attkisson writes: “These study authors who were honest, at their own career peril, should be commended.”

While this study was done several years ago, recent data about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine for the elderly is not much better, and this can usually be ascertained simply by reading the package insert for the vaccine. Earlier this year, Dr. Brownstein broke down the data published on last year’s flu shot marketed for seniors. While the manufacturer was selling up the benefits for seniors, the actual study proved just the opposite (See: Dr. Brownstein: New Flu Vaccine Worthless).

Reading the packet insert of the senior flu vaccine from last year reveals some other interesting data: there were 226 “serious” adverse events and 23 deaths out of only 3,833 participants in the drug trials developing the flu vaccine (See: 23 Seniors Died After Receiving This Year’s Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies).

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New member
Oct 29, 2014
There is a lot of controversy over the flu shot.

Dr. Mark Hyman has a lot of great information on the flu shot:


From what I've researched, if you are eating healthy and monitoring your vitamins/minerals/hormones etc. the flu shot may not be effective.

If you have a high stress lifestyle, with little exercise and lots of processed foods, your immune system might need a boost.

Also, if you get the flu shot, make sure it doesn't have mercury in it.


Active member
Oct 1, 2007
Saskatchewan Canada
Flu shots are total bullsh!t and drug company profits are the only reason they exist.

Vitamin D3 is a much better flu-fighter, and is totally safe.

Can't decide to get the flu shot or not? Just look up the ingredients, that should make the decision for you.