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Seniors need high vaccine dose to prevent the flu

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Physicians have long known that the elderly often fail to generate the kind of immune response they need when given a standard flu shot. Now a research group says that quadrupling their vaccine dose can result in 30 percent to 80 percent more antibodies--the kind of response that they need to guard against the flu.

About 90 percent of the estimated 36,000 people who die from flu-related causes in the United States each year are 65 and older.

"Without doubt, the influenza vaccine as it is today is beneficial for everyone, including older adults, and we strongly encourage every older person, and every person with a chronic illness, to get vaccinated," said Ann Falsey, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at Rochester General Hospital. "However, older people generally don't respond to vaccines as well as young healthy adults and therefore, there is much room for improvement. The goal is to increase immune response in older adults, since this is one of the populations most at risk for becoming seriously ill or dying from influenza."

- check out the press release

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Vaccine companies are interested in making money. Older people are less responsive to vaccine because they are less vital. Perhaps if we all spend our lives building vitality instead of relying on vaccines to reduce our vitality so that we can tolerate more and more toxicity, we would be a much healthier country.

Even if the flu vaccine is mercury-free, most vaccines also contain aluminum. Using the numbers from “Addressing Parents’ Concerns: Do Vaccines Cause Allergic or Autoimmune Diseases? by Paul A. Offit, MD* and Charles J. Hackett, PhD” - The risk of asthma from one childhood vaccination is 1%. Since most children get more than one vaccination…. 15 vaccinations would give a 15% risk of getting asthma?

There are other problems with the vaccines. Food is often used in the culture medium and food oils used in the vaccine adjuvant. Trace amounts of food protein can remain in the vaccine. These ingredients do not have to appear on the vaccine package insert. (Protected trade secret)

If you read patents for culture mediums and vaccine adjuvants, you will find everything from powdered skim milk, eggs, beef, to peanut, soy, sesame, fish, and shellfish oils.

Since none of these ingredients must appear on the label, doctors have no idea that they may be injecting peanut oil into a peanut-allergic patient.

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