Flu shot may be most dangerous vaccine in America
A flu shot may be the most dangerous vaccination you can get in America, according to the January 2014 monthly report from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, as well as an updated report from the Department of Justice based on an analysis of settled lawsuits involving injury claims from flu vaccinations.
The Department of Justice reports that the Department of Health and Human Services paid compensation to settle with approximately 50 percent of the 139 individuals who filed claims for alleged injuries or death due to flu shots administered between August 16 and November 15, 2013.
Most of the money paid out was for damages from the flu shot, with the majority of those compensated suffering from polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) as a result of the influenza vaccine.
Specifically, among the 50 percent who were compensated (approximately 70 individuals), 42 of them were compensated for damages suffered from the flu vaccine. Another 40 percent of the cases that were settled were for damages suffered from other vaccines, including Hepatitis B, HPV, Tetanus, Meningococcal, Varicella, Hib, TD, DTaP, MMR, IPV and PCV.
A total of 77 cases were settled for compensation resulting in death or injury due to vaccines administered between May 16 and August 15, 2013 – and 50 of those were for the flu vaccine.
Under federal law, individuals have up to three years to file an injury or illness claim due to a vaccination. If the individual died, the family has two years from the date of death to file a claim.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the term limits for filing such a claim, so it ends up being too late for them to be compensated.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time the flu vaccine has come under attack. Last year Peter Doshi, Ph.D., a researcher from Johns Hopkins, issued a scathing report on flu vaccines that was published in the British Medical Journal.
Dr. Doshi alleged that even though flu shots are increasingly being heavily promoted, they are less effective and cause more side effects than reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to Doshi, the studies that form the basis of the agency’s policy of pushing Americans to get an annual influenza vaccine are typically studies that are low quality and fail to substantiate the CDC’s official claims.
1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Vaccine Injury Compensation Reports, January 2014: Vaccine Injury Trust Fund.
2. Department of Justice Vaccine Report, Report from the Department of Justice Vaccine Compensation, Vincent J. Matanoski, J.D. (Published December 5, 2013).
3. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Division of Vaccine Injury
Compensation Update, Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines, Vito Caserta, M.D., M.P.H (Published December 5, 2013)
4. British Medical Journal, Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease, Peter Doshi, Ph.D (Published May 16, 2013), BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3037.
5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine (updated November 7, 2013).
6. National Vaccine Information Center, Why Influenza Vaccine Mandates are Ineffective & Unwise Public Policy