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Do doctors and nurses who administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women warn them that these vaccines have not been tested on pregnant women? Last year, the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) stated that between 2009 and 2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 percent in pregnant women.
Not only does the CDC NOT warn pregnant women of the risks of the flu vaccine, or disclose that they have not been tested on pregnant women, they actually encourage pregnant women to get the flu shot:
Quote from package insert of flu vaccine:
“Safety and effectiveness of Fluzone Quadrivalent have not been established in pregnant women or children less than 6 months of age.”
Influenza vaccines are Category B or C drugs, which means that adequate and well-controlled studies on pregnant women have not been conducted and it is not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or if they can affect reproduction capacity.
NVIC has the current links for the 2013/2014 influenza vaccine manufacturer’s package inserts that have been licensed for use in the U.S. As a consumer, it is important to understand and read this information carefully prior to receiving a vaccine. These links are directly from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s website, which makes available to the public package insert information from vaccine manufacturers. Inserts contain important information regarding drug interactions, contraindications, adverse reactions, warnings and precautions.
More information regarding this year’s influenza vaccines: http://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Influenza.aspx
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