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Amazingly, Australia Actually Bans the Flu Vaccine

May 15, 2010 | 82,510 views
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australia, flu vaccine, swine fluSeasonal flu vaccinations have been suspended in Australia for all children under the age of five. The suspension comes after 23 children in Western Australia were admitted to hospitals with convulsions after receiving flu injections.

More than 250 children may have had adverse reactions to the vaccine, with symptoms including fever, vomiting and convulsions.

WA Today reports that:

“Another 40 convulsion cases had been detected in the past month in children at other metropolitan hospitals ... Doctors are now working to determine how many of those children received the flu vaccine.”

Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Defend Vaccine Exemptions

With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact. It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.

Signing up for NVIC's free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your Smart Phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up-to-date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community. Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up-to-date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips.

So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

Share Your Story with the Media and People You Know

If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don't share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.

I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the "other side" of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.

We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination. The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than "statistically acceptable collateral damage" of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn't be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:

  • NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims: View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
  • If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions: Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
  • Vaccine Freedom Wall: View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.

Connect with Your Doctor or Find a New One That Will Listen and Care

If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don't want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination.

However, there is hope.

At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they're starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents. It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.

So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child.

 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Looks like we’re in for another rousing round of flu vaccine debacles this year, starting off with Australia banning this year’s seasonal flu vaccine for children under the age of five due to an unusually high number of children suffering adverse effects.

At least one Australian toddler has died, less than 12 hours after receiving the 2010-2011 seasonal flu shot. Her twin also suffered from vomiting and fever, but has reportedly recovered.

So far, more than 250 adverse reactions have been reported in children under the age of five, raising serious questions about the safety of the vaccine for that age group.

CSL’s Fluvax appears to be the main vaccine under investigation. However, CSL has objected to being singled out, claiming that any of the other three vaccines on the Australian market could be to blame.

The majority of the adverse effects included vomiting, spiking a high fever, and convulsions.

Naturally, some go so far as to report that “flu experts have cautioned that the spike in reactions might yet prove to be illusory, or caused by factors unrelated to the vaccine.”

Right… As usual they want you to believe that the law of cause and effect is permanently disabled when it comes to vaccines.

As of now, Australian authorities are still trying to determine what caused so many children to experience adverse effects; whether it was one particular brand, or certain batches, or perhaps “an illusion”  of ill effect.

Were these Adverse Effects Really a Surprise?

Peter Collignon, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Australian National University doesn’t think so, going on record stating that a recent clinical trial uncovered issues with the swine flu vaccine – adverse effects that are identical to those suffered by the children who reacted to the seasonal vaccine – but that the results of this trial appear to have been completely ignored.

In a recent interview with ABC News, Collignon said:

“The early warning signs were in the original studies by the vaccine manufacturer, CSL, in children, that was published in January in a journal called JAMA and this looked at about 370 children who were vaccinated last October with the swine flu vaccine.

And what was surprising is, particularly young children under the age of three, about 35 per cent of those developed a fever when they were given the lower dose of the vaccine.”

The interview also includes the rebuttal from Australia's chief medical officer Professor Jim Bishop, who disagrees, stating that that clinical trial was for the swine flu vaccine and is therefore unrelated, adding that “the swine flu vaccine has now been used in millions of children. We haven't seen high fever rates.”

On the one hand, they’ve had the good sense to suspend all seasonal flu vaccinations for children under five. But on the other, they’re now recommending all Australian children get vaccinated with the H1N1 vaccine instead, claiming that IT is completely safe…

This makes no sense, considering the fact that it was a clinical trial for the swine flu vaccine that showed that a substantial number of children experienced adverse reactions, as can be seen in this chart.

In some of the study cases, the fevers were so high that researchers decided not to give the children their follow-up doses.

So exactly WHEN will the authorities take these clinical study results into account?

They claim the swine flu vaccine is safe, despite what the clinical trial showed, and they claim the adverse events suffered after the seasonal flu vaccine is unrelated since the adverse events recorded in the clinical trial was due to the H1N1 vaccine.

Talk about running in circles, claiming everything is safe no matter what the clinical results show!

Folks, I hope you don’t fall for this dangerous nonsense.

Vitamin D More Important than Flu Shot to Avoid the Flu

There’s convincing evidence that vitamin D deficiency predisposes you and your child to catch the flu, and children who are vitamin D deficient may also be at higher risk of dying from the flu.

I urge you to review the data linking vitamin D status to the flu, and to reconsider subjecting yourself and your child to any of the flu vaccines this year.


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