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The push for you, your children, and your elderly relatives to get a flu shot is in full swing. If someone hasn’t tried to strong-arm you into getting a shot yet– don’t worry. They will. Before you cave to the pressure, let us give you five great reasons to NOT get that flu shot.

1. They don’t work

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted its own analysis of the flu vaccine effectiveness, but did you know even the CDC admits that over half the time, the vaccines have been less than 59% effective? The US government admitted that most of the time they’re, at best, 50-60 percent effective at stopping influenza severe enough that it requires medical care.

The 2014/2015 vaccine was a total dud- it was only 19 percent effective. If you were between the ages of 2-8 it was only 15 percent effective.

2. Flu shots can be more dangerous than the flu

When you inject foreign protein molecules directly into your bloodstream you can trigger an allergic reaction. Those proteins need to be broken down, just like they would be through natural digestive processes.

Some vaccines include DNA/RNA from other animal tissue. There are still millions of differences in the DNA of humans and their nearest “relative,” so mixing things up at the subatomic level is a recipe for disaster.

They are injecting a lab-altered virus into your body! Think about that. Read it again and think about it some more.

3. There are toxic ingredients- and not just Mercury!

Have you ever read the warnings or the ingredient list for the flu vaccine? Let me make it easy for you. Here’s a link to the CDC’s own page with the ingredients: What’s in Vaccines? Ingredients and Vaccine Safety | CDC.

So, when you get a vaccine…

  • They’re potentially injecting aluminum right into your blood. Aluminum doesn’t belong in your body.
  • They’re injecting egg protein right into your blood (I hope you’re not allergic!).
  • You’re reading it right; they’re injecting formaldehyde right into your blood.
  • They’re potentially including monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your vaccine.  Really?  Really. MSG is a toxic molecule that gradually burns out your brain cells.
  • Thimerosal (which is a mercury preservative), and aluminum adjuvants can attack your immune system as well. Since they’re neurotoxic they can also slow down your brain functions.
  • They’re injecting thimerosal right into your blood. If your doctor is honest, he or she might tell you that it “contains trace amounts of mercury…”

Have you ever seen what happens when a kid steals some of this mercury from a school and spills it on the sidewalk? It’s like a scene from a crazy science fiction movie the way guys in hazmat suits lock up the area.

4. Flu Shots Suppress the Immune System

Along with the other list of nasty ingredients the flu shot also introduces the virus itself into your body. That’s why after children get the shot, they tend to develop runny noses, ear infections, and a nasty cough. Flu shots sensitize your body to the virus – but they do not immunize the body. Now imagine that a live flu virus is injected into somebody with a suppressed immune system.

The flu shot doesn’t work.

5. Vitamin C Outperforms Vaccines

We’ve known since the 1950s, since the clinical studies of Dr. Frederick Klenner, that intravenous Vitamin C has a powerful healing effect. He used it successfully to treat polio, shingles, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and yes, even the flu. You can see that it has benefits way beyond beating the flu virus. The “side effects” are healing and feeling good.

You’re probably surrounded by people who tell you that you must get the flu shot, but if your gut tells you not to – there are good reasons for that.

The Wellness Way Can Help!

So, what if you’ve already received a flu shot?  We can help!  There are ways to detox your body and support your immune system that may help negate the negative effects of the injection. If you’re interested in testing your immune function and finding the best ways to support it, we can help with that, too! We do comprehensive food allergy testing, immune testing, gut health testing, and more! Find a Wellness Way clinic near you (or to consult online) and make an appointment today.


  1. Early Estimates of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, January 2015 (
  2. CDC Seasonal Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Studies | CDC
  3. 2014–2015 Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the United States by Vaccine Type | Clinical Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic (
  4. Live-Virus-Vaccines-and-Vaccine-Shedding.pdf (
  5. What’s in Vaccines? Ingredients and Vaccine Safety | CDC
  6. Excitotoxins in foods – PubMed (
  7. Massive doses of vitamin C and the virus diseases – PubMed (
  8. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults – PubMed (


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  • Edith Aint says:

    Thank you for this article! I don’t believe in ANY mandatory, or otherwise coercive, medical treatment, including vaccination. So I’m half-tempted to break every electronic device in the house, all to avoid the usual “flu season” scare tactics. Thanks for giving me a reason NOT to break the computer!

  • Ak says:

    My wife and toddler received flu shots and a month later wife was admitted in the hospital for the flu. And toddler got sick many times, having to visit the doctor several times. I stopped getting flu shots 2 years ago after I ( and my wife) developed an uncontrollable hacking cough. Cough is getting slightly less every year so I assume a vaccination stays in the body for a few years.

  • Summer says:

    Hi I’m so torn on if I should give it to my 4 year old! We are going on a cruise in a few weeks and I know a lot of people get sick on cruises. He’s getting his adenoids removed also tomorrow

  • jamie says:

    Hi, I have a 2 year old buy who had bronchilitas (excuse the spelling) when he was 6 mths and he would in the old days have been termed as a ‘sickly boy’ always sniffles and coughs only drying up this summer (a good sign i think) so I am thinking of saying no to the jab but wondered if anyone had any specific experiences with similar children?

    Many Thanks in advance from an ever denyingly anxious parent….

  • Delynn James says:

    The last three years that I have gotten a flu shot, I get sick. The very next day! I believe that they are very dangerous. I will never get one again! Thank you for your article!!

  • Mary Flaherty says:

    It took me a whole year to be able to get myself dressed with the arm the flu
    Shot was injected into. Now, I am afraid to get one. My MD said I should as I am older.
    What should I do? Being I got Bronchitis last year my MD said to get one at her office.

    • The Wellness Way says:

      That doesn’t sound like a good experience Mary. Only you have the power to make this decision. We will keep trying to bring the questions and information to help our audience make their health decisions. Dr. Jason and Dr. Greg will be answering your question on their Facebook Live Show today. If you have other questions you can ask them today at 1:30 pm CST! Here is a link to the page that will air the show:

  • H Vandestadt says:

    Great article. Always felt flu shots are for the birds and not for humans.

  • Denise Chestnut says:

    I wish I had never gotten one. I received one Nov 17th 2016. Exactly 2 weeks later. I had my first episode. Thought I was dieing. I have seizures/neurological problems now. Have been through so many tests its unreal. And since it all my blood pressure runs really low. I have pressure build up on my spine and brain. So on meds every day for seizures, BP meds to try and keep it up. And also for the pressure on my brain. If I had known I would never have taken one. That was thw first and last. Was doing good till then. Now my like is upside down. Have to have someone close by at all times. Its just not right.

    • dmiller says:

      We are so sorry to hear of your experience, Denise. Thank you for sharing so others can hear about it. We will keep spreading the message so others can avoid your experience.

  • Denise Chestnut says:

    I urge any and everybody. Please Do Not Take The Flu Shot. You may be ok but then again you could end up like me.

  • Denise Chestnut says:

    Please do not get a Flu Shot. Or you could end up like me. And trust me you would like it. I pass out. Ibe had seizures in Doctors Offices, Resturaunt, Wal-Mart, gatherings, home. Not even allowed to drive. It interrupts your whole life. Sincerely Denise

  • Lynn K says:

    thank you for your site, support and information. The medical community and drug manufacturers are very strong on their fear tactics. I as a Holistic Health Practitioner advise all my clients to not get flu shoots, but to eat healthy, avoid wheat, dairy, and sugar to help their immune systems stay strong. My son does extensive research on vaccination and healthy alternatives, and shares it as much as possible. I take different forms of Vit C, Zinc, and suppliments to support a healthy immune system, liver and digestion where immune begins. Also getting a Lymphatic massage clears out toxins at a cellular level, to avoid diseases especially cancer. So I commend people like you to support all those who feel the pressure from the medical community, and people who don’t have a clue what is really going on, either taking the time to properly research the subject, but have a forceful opinion for you. I will keep this site address to pass on to my clients. Thanks again for you support. [email protected]

  • Miracle says:

    I never had sinus problems or allergies until I received the flu shots. I ended up.needing.sinus surgery and I still don’t feel any better

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