Influenza vaccine during pregnancy – dangerous to both mother and foetus

06 June, 2012 By meryldorey

The following article from 2006 describes why vaccinating pregnant women against influenza can be dangerous for both the mother and the unborn child. We need to take great care of what we eat, drink and are exposed to while our babies are so vulnerable and developing in the womb. That’s why the current recommendation to vaccinate all pregnant women against influenza without any sufficient safety studies comparing unvaccinated and vaccinated women is a dangerous and stupid idea.

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy
A Critical Assessment of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
David M. Ayoub, M.D.
F. Edward Yazbak, M.D
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 11 Number 2 Summer 2006

From this article we see that:

1- Vaccinating mothers with the injected polio vaccine led to a large increase in the risks of brain tumours and other cancers in the babies born to these pregnancies within the first year of life.

2- A study showed that pregnant women who received the influenza vaccine were 4 times as likely to be hospitalised with flu symptoms than unvaccinated pregnant women.

3- The vast majority of cases and deaths which are diagnosed as being caused by influenza were caused by unrelated viruses or bacteria which would never have been prevented by vaccination.

4- The strains of influenza in the vaccine only match the circulating strain 11 % of the time. When there is no match, the vaccine is virtually useless.

5- Even when the strains match perfectly, there is very little evidence that vaccinated people are less likely to contract influenza or to be hospitalised with it.

6- Many of the flu vaccines we use today on pregnant women contain thiomersal – a preservative that is 49.6% mercury by weight. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and the amount that is in the vaccine – 25mcg per 0.5ml dose – is 200 times higher than the EPA safe limit for a foetus and almost 4 times higher than the safe limit for a 70kg adult.

If you know of a pregnant woman who is considering taking this vaccine, please make sure that she and her partner are made aware of these facts before they make their final decision.