Laura Wolfe
Laura Wolfe

My boyfriend died in 2009 from the H1N1 virus. He caught it from a baby that had not been vaccinated.

Laura Wolfe
Laura Wolfe
  • Laura Wolfe

Got my flu shot today. Please get yours.

John Lerch
John Lerch

Sorry can't do it under cancer treatment currently and they say no.

Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein
  • John Lerch

John, I'm really sorry to hear that you need cancer treatment. I hope everyone who cares about you and all the healthcare people you see have had their flu shots. You're someone who needs everyone else to get their shots.

Madonna Lynn Holbrook-Lowe

Got my FLU SHOT the other day!

Madonna Lynn Holbrook-Lowe
Madonna Lynn Holbrook-Lowe
  • Madonna Lynn Holbrook-Lowe

David - lots of people have lots to say..... the flu strain changes a little every year and trust me the lines will go miles once the media locks on to a story from a flu death or a shortage....been working in Public Health over 20 years now.... I have seen too many young able bodied people gone for the flu.... if you can avoid it.... don't mess with it. Remember the flu epidemic if 1918!!! It was the young and healthy that we lost.....

Sue Joubert Van Zyl
Sue Joubert Van Zyl

Took mine for the 3rd time, gets better every year. Do not stop when you get sick the 1st time, your body needs to build up resistance. It works for me!!

Sue Joubert Van Zyl
Sue Joubert Van Zyl
  • Sue Joubert Van Zyl

I know Sherry, that is how it should be. Living in a city with all the pollution and processed foods, airconditioners, water that is not so pure, etc. It breaks down your immune system. Maybe I was fortunate as a child to grow up in the country where we had everything organically grown for food. Today my circumstances have changed. I am much older and more vulnerable living and working in an area with a higher population and, not to mention the pollution, and every second person has sinus...

I know Sherry, that is how it should be. Living in a city with all the pollution and processed foods, airconditioners, water that is not so pure, etc. It breaks down your immune system. Maybe I was fortunate as a child to grow up in the country where we had everything organically grown for food. Today my circumstances have changed. I am much older and more vulnerable living and working in an area with a higher population and, not to mention the pollution, and every second person has sinus problems. I know so many people who ended up in hospital this year, with bronchitis and pneumonia without the shot, and I also know some who got seriously ill from the flu shot. Wish I had the health I had when I was younger.

Siew-Lee Powell
Siew-Lee Powell

I have treated so many people who became very sick from flu shots. I have seen too many old folk die after the shots. It is a dangerous scam that makes pharmaceutical companies even more wealthy. Certain politicians are in there grabbing their share of the royalties ( try Bush and Rumsfeldt and the Bird Flu farce). It would be interesting to know why certain flu shots were made years before the flu hit, and even then it was a fizzer. No vaccine has ever been scientifically tested and...

I have treated so many people who became very sick from flu shots. I have seen too many old folk die after the shots. It is a dangerous scam that makes pharmaceutical companies even more wealthy. Certain politicians are in there grabbing their share of the royalties ( try Bush and Rumsfeldt and the Bird Flu farce). It would be interesting to know why certain flu shots were made years before the flu hit, and even then it was a fizzer. No vaccine has ever been scientifically tested and proven effective or safe. If they have, I am sure Daniel Weinstein has the data to prove that statement wrong and would be willing to share it with us.

Daniel Weinstein, you are quick to say Naturalnews.com is a conspiracy theory nut job. There are plenty of other sites and videos by prominent MDs and PhDs that agree with what is on Natural News and you can actually see their opinions on Natural News. It's easy to make insulting remarks. The only point you make by descending to insulting someone is that you have no real point in the first place.

I see the word immunization used. There is a great difference between immunization and vaccination. As for the 1918 flu epidemic, someone needs to do a lot more research before just repeating what certain history books say. Mainstream media is never going to tell us anything that doesn't agree with the status quo. Follow the money.

In an office with 22 workers the management told all workers to get their flu shots this year. Two workers refused. The two people in charge of the office threatened them that if they lost a single days work due to flu, they would be fired. In the next three months these two were the only ones who didn't come down with the flu. The two bosses were really sick, and one took a week off. Several other workers were put off work by their doctors and the bosses actually went to their homes and told them to get back to work or lose their jobs. That's workers rights in this country. Three of the workers told them to shove their job.

Now how about the two who refused the shots and didn't get sick?

They mixed essential oils of lemon and lavender 50/50 and put one drop on the upper lip before leaving for work and again around 3pm.

So simple, so cheap. Much cheaper than flu shots and no flu, so no lost time.

As for the claim re critical thinking, which drug company employs you Daniel? Have you any objection to people using a natural preventative? Or or you going to say " It hasn't been scientifically proven?"

People don't care too much for such a claim, because they are starting to realise so many drugs have not been scientifically proven, but all have some very dangerous side effects including death. If someone tries lemon and lavender oils and has success through the flu season, why do need so called scientific proof?

As to the claims that vaccines wiped out a lot of diseases, people really need to do a lot of their own research and stop accepting the charts that purportedly prove these claims. If you get hold of charts that go back to the 1880s you will see these diseases were on the downturn all the way down to when the vaccines were introduced. That's following the natural cycle and the fact that hygiene and nutrition was improving all the time. Then at the very bottom of the curve the vaccines were introduced and by publishing only the bottom of the chart, it looks like the vaccines were alone responsible.

Carol Jane Ragan, you have it right. Kathy Morris Cassidy, you too, and Jacque Christy. Thank you for offering an opinion without insulting the other side.

Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein
  • Siew-Lee Powell

Gary Powell You are right. When you look at charts about diseases that go back to the 1880 they show a decrease long before vaccines came on the scene. But have another look at those charts. You'll see they chart the number of deaths, and deaths did decline a lot. Oils of lemon and lavender had nothing to do with it. What made the difference was medical science and medical care all of which improved over time and became increasingly better at keeping people alive.

Oils of lemon and...

Gary Powell You are right. When you look at charts about diseases that go back to the 1880 they show a decrease long before vaccines came on the scene. But have another look at those charts. You'll see they chart the number of deaths, and deaths did decline a lot. Oils of lemon and lavender had nothing to do with it. What made the difference was medical science and medical care all of which improved over time and became increasingly better at keeping people alive.

Oils of lemon and lavender smell nice, but they didn't prevent or cure disease in 1880 and they don't now. Your anecdotes are cute but are not evidence for anything.

By all means believe what you believe, but it's be nice if you want to attack good evidence to provide more than homely anecdotes.

Ross Fulton Jr
Ross Fulton Jr

The Cochrane Collaboration has reviewed every influenza vaccine study conducted between 1948 and 2007. The result: “There is no evidence whatsoever that seasonal influenza vaccines have any effect, especially in the elderly and young children. No evidence of reduced cases, deaths, complications.”.

Mike Fulton
Mike Fulton
  • Ross Fulton Jr

I meet a guy who ran an ambulance company in grand rapids during our hike last year. He told me that they had a big flu shot campaign the previous year and of really hurt their business. Not enough sick people from what he said.

Courtnay Shae Seager
Courtnay Shae Seager

They do work for alot of people however I myself had never had one and normaly only had one cold maybe two a year. Up untill I started working for a place that offered them and I got one every year for three years and was always sick with some sort of cold afterward. So needless to say I have never goten one since then, and have never had the flu. I do think that children and the elderly shoud however be able to get free flu shots every year to protect them from the flu. I had Influenza-A...

They do work for alot of people however I myself had never had one and normaly only had one cold maybe two a year. Up untill I started working for a place that offered them and I got one every year for three years and was always sick with some sort of cold afterward. So needless to say I have never goten one since then, and have never had the flu. I do think that children and the elderly shoud however be able to get free flu shots every year to protect them from the flu. I had Influenza-A when I was a teen and I tell ya what I though I was gona die for sure, it was the worst bug I have ever had and am so greatfull I have never had is since.

Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein
  • Courtnay Shae Seager

Flu shots do not protect you from colds. They only protect you from influenza. The difference between having a cold and having the flu is often described by the $100 test. If someone drops a $100 bill by your bed when you have a cold you'll get up and collect it. If you've got the flu you'll probably leave in on the ground. And the flu lasts a week or two, not 2 or 3 days. Many, if not most, of the people who say they had a flu shot and then got the flu actually caught a cold.

Carol Ragan
Carol Ragan

My husband and I get a flu shot every year and we never get the flu. My daughter-in-law doesn't get one, they make her sick. She is also an RN, I feel that is her right. The shots last year didn't have mercury in them. I agree in finding out what the ingredients are. My husband broke out in hives when he was a child from eating eggs, He grew out of that and ask for a flu shot every year. I am a nurse and I have went to plants and companies to give flu shots. It is a persons right to take one...

My husband and I get a flu shot every year and we never get the flu. My daughter-in-law doesn't get one, they make her sick. She is also an RN, I feel that is her right. The shots last year didn't have mercury in them. I agree in finding out what the ingredients are. My husband broke out in hives when he was a child from eating eggs, He grew out of that and ask for a flu shot every year. I am a nurse and I have went to plants and companies to give flu shots. It is a persons right to take one or refuse. I personally for me it is the right thing, but everyone has their own opinon.

Phil Davis
Phil Davis
  • Carol Ragan

Good to read a heathy opinion. :)

Eve Grzybowski
Eve Grzybowski

I've had flu shots every winter for the last five years, and have managed to skirt getting sick. I also was immunised for pneumonia for the first time this year.

Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein
  • Eve Grzybowski

Most people who say they get the flu - whether they had a flu shot or not - actually have a cold. I don't know if Tansi was one of them. It is possible to get the flu after getting vaccinated, but it's relatively unusual and you'd normally not get as sick.

Will Lavoie
Will Lavoie

more diseases come from vaccinations than what it prevents, people who get vaccinations should look into it before doing it. more specifically the pap vaccine and more are contaminated by alkaline metals. do your research and don't just do something because someone says its a good idea! people who die from the flu have very weak immune systems because everything we do these days to keep very clean and sanitized also doesn't allow the body to build an immune system. its a fact that the small...

more diseases come from vaccinations than what it prevents, people who get vaccinations should look into it before doing it. more specifically the pap vaccine and more are contaminated by alkaline metals. do your research and don't just do something because someone says its a good idea! people who die from the flu have very weak immune systems because everything we do these days to keep very clean and sanitized also doesn't allow the body to build an immune system. its a fact that the small portion of cancer patients who survive chemo, at an elderly state, have VERY weak immune systems and often the smallest infections will be fatal. all I'm saying is do your own research before letting someone inject something into your blood.

Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein
  • Will Lavoie

Actually, Will, almost nothing you said is true. I'm sure you believe it but it's simply false. I don't think you understand what is meant by research.

Debbie Flowers
Debbie Flowers
  • Will Lavoie

Will the flu vaccine is actually in a dead form, there is no trace of the flu injected into yous or anyone else's blood, before you tell people to research I suggest you research such topics yourself and the majority of vaccines are proven to stop diseases spreading, would you chance a child of yours without the MMR, Whooping cough etc, being narrow minded can kill those you love most

Rod Hays
Rod Hays
  • Will Lavoie

A new study showed that 81 percent of 2010 California B. pertussis whooping cough cases in people under the age of 18 occurred in those, who were fully up to date on the whooping cough vaccine compared to 8 percent who had never been vaccinated http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-whoopingcough-idUSBRE8320TM20120403

Rod Hays
Rod Hays
  • Will Lavoie

while some children and adults get pertussis-containing vaccines and experience no complications, others do suffer serious reactions, injuries, or have died after getting vaccinated.

Rod Hays
Rod Hays
  • Will Lavoie

Crucell, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, suspended delivery of 2.36 million doses of their seasonal flu vaccine, Inflexal V, destined for Italy and other European countries, after discovering "problems" with two of the 32 lots http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/10/17/crucell-italy-idINL5E8LHN7B20121017 Italy banned the sale and use of four flu vaccines manufactured by Novartis.7 The Italian Health Ministry issued an advisory stating that use of Agrippal, Fluad, Influpozzi and...

Crucell, a unit of U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, suspended delivery of 2.36 million doses of their seasonal flu vaccine, Inflexal V, destined for Italy and other European countries, after discovering "problems" with two of the 32 lots http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/10/17/crucell-italy-idINL5E8LHN7B20121017 Italy banned the sale and use of four flu vaccines manufactured by Novartis.7 The Italian Health Ministry issued an advisory stating that use of Agrippal, Fluad, Influpozzi and adjuvanted Influpozzi was suspended until further notice, following the discovery of white particles in the vaccines. The following day, the ban on Novartis' flu vaccines spread to a number of other countries.Hey, what’s the big deal about a little crud in your vaccine? You Europeans are so picky!!!

Will Lavoie
Will Lavoie
  • Will Lavoie

Debbie, problem with majority of the populous is they believe what they are told. Like I said, do your own research, be your own judge, what's wrong with telling people that? Ask the millions of people who have little girls and little boys who are now autistic from various vaccines. Find out who is proving that such vaccines are harmless, find out who they work for and what motivation they have for saying such things. What's my motivation?...... Common sense isn't a very common thing these...

Debbie, problem with majority of the populous is they believe what they are told. Like I said, do your own research, be your own judge, what's wrong with telling people that? Ask the millions of people who have little girls and little boys who are now autistic from various vaccines. Find out who is proving that such vaccines are harmless, find out who they work for and what motivation they have for saying such things. What's my motivation?...... Common sense isn't a very common thing these days... Look into the Quebec company being sued. Countless truth around you that will set you free Debbie, it's up to YOU to find it, and to stop spreading the diarrhea & vomit around. People are so gullible this day and age, that's why I urge YOU to DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!!!!!! Decide for yourself.

Will Lavoie
Will Lavoie
  • Will Lavoie

It's defined as a "soft-kill" method, if they gave you a shot that killed you in 24 hrs, they would be directly responsible. Give us a shot that will kill us sometime in the next 50 years, who can point fingers? I just think it's so SCARY how people are so opposed into "doing their own research" about a topic before they get on here and spew their guts full of compassion... well, just because you opted & advised everyone you know to get a flu vaccine in the last 10+ years, doesn't mean you were right Daniel or Debbie! OPEN YOUR EYES

Will Lavoie
Will Lavoie
  • Will Lavoie

LOL!!!! "Hey, what’s the big deal about a little crud in your vaccine? You Europeans are so picky!!!" by Rod Hays

Christine Garcia
Christine Garcia
  • Will Lavoie

Miss Debbie we are learning more and more about the flu vaccine and it's appaulling that for so many years we have are children injected without knowing the ingredience like blind sheep please please please it doesn't take a brain surgen to know that mercery alone is not okay inside a childs body. Preventive spreading is buliding your immunity i mean come on you know how to do that right your educatted at least with this right ??????

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