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“Free” flu shots? Flu shot advertisements from and The CDC spends over $5 Billion a year purchasing vaccines with taxpayer funds, so flu shots are not “free.”

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The 2018 push for the flu shot is now in full swing. Pharmacies are advertising enticing offers, including free flu shots with discounts on other products (CVS), and the opportunity to give a free flu shot to children in Africa (Walgreens).

These retail outlets offer no-wait shots, making it appear to be as easy as purchasing candy or tissue paper in your visit to your local drug store.

What these retail outlets will most likely fail to mention, however, is that according to the Department of Justice’s quarterly reports listing compensations for injuries and deaths due to vaccines from the Vaccine Court, the flu shot is the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S. with crippling and fatal side effects.

How many people taking advantage of “free” flu shots will know that there is a long list of debilitating side effects from the flu shot, as compensated by the U.S. Government in the federal Vaccine Court?

These side effects include (among others):

GBS – Guillain–Barré syndrome is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. The initial symptoms are typically changes in sensation or pain along with muscle weakness (paralysis), beginning in the feet and hands. This often spreads to the arms and upper body, with both sides being involved.

TM – Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin).Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body.

ADEM – Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune disease marked by a sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.

CIDP – Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder — a condition that targets your body’s nerves. Symptoms aren’t the same for everyone, but you may be tired and have areas of numbness and pain.

MS – Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

SIRVA – SIRVA stands for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.” It can happen when a vaccine is injected into the shoulder too high or too deep and can cause several types of injuries. SIRVA can lead to intense, prolonged pain, limited range of motion, and shoulder-related injuries such as Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder Syndrome.

Myasthenia gravis is a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles are those of the eyes, face, and swallowing. It can result in double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble talking, and trouble walking.

Peripheral Neuropathy  is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.

All of these debilitating side effects were reported as being compensated in the most recent DOJ report on vaccine injury compensations published September 6, 2018, and past reports have also listed DEATH being compensated as a result of the flu vaccine.

Sadly, this information, which is public knowledge, is routinely censored in the corporate “mainstream” media funded largely by Big Pharma, and most likely many pharmacists giving the flu shot also are not aware of these adverse reactions.

September 2018 DOJ Report Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

The federal government Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just concluded their third meeting of 2018 on September 6th.

These quarterly meetings include a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

The NVICP was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines.

Drug manufacturers in the vaccine market can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death.

If you or a family member is injured or dies from vaccines, you must sue the federal government in this special vaccine court. Many cases are litigated for years before a settlement is reached.

The first case listed in the most recent report was for severe injuries due to the flu vaccine, and it took 7 years and 9 months to settle the case!

As far as we know, Health Impact News is the only media source that publishes these reports each quarter. Past reports can be found here.

The September 6, 2018 report states that 294 petitions were filed during the 3-month time period between 5/16/18 – 8/15/18, with 198 cases being adjudicated and 139 cases compensated.

The DOJ report only lists 73 of the settlements (see below).

These 73 cases specify the vaccine, the injury, and the amount of time the case was pending before settlement.

48 of the 73 cases were for injuries due to the flu vaccine, making the annual flu shot the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S., by far.

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Read the full report. (Original Source.)

Vaccine Injuries are Seldom Reported


In November of 2014, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued the first report on America’s “Vaccine Court,” known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), in almost 15 years.

As I noted above, Congress gave the pharmaceutical companies immunity against lawsuits for injuries or deaths resulting in vaccines in 1986. Prior to this time, there were so many lawsuits pending against pharmaceutical companies for injuries and deaths due to vaccines, that the pharmaceutical industry basically blackmailed congress and told them that if they did not grant them legal immunity against the liabilities of vaccines, that they would quit making them. These vaccine products cannot survive in a free market, they are so bad.

The November 2014 GAO report criticized the government for not making the public more aware that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists, and that there are funds available for vaccine injuries. Therefore, the settlements represented by vaccine injuries and deaths included in the DOJ report probably represent a small fraction of the actual vaccine injuries and deaths occurring in America today.

The U.S. government keeps a database of reports documenting vaccine injuries and deaths called The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The problem is that very few medical officials ever report vaccine injuries or deaths, either because they are not trained to recognize them, or due to pressure within their profession to not report them. To admit that vaccines do cause harm is professional suicide for most doctors and medical professionals.

Hence, the quarterly DOJ report on vaccine cases only represents a tiny fraction of the actual cases that exist.

1989 through 2017, the NVICP has paid out $3,761,572,346.69 (over $3.7 BILLION) in settlements for vaccine injuries and deaths, and yet the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, funded through taxes the public pays on vaccines, has a balance of  $3,768,655,418 as of July 31, 2018, almost the same amount that has been paid out to victims from 1989 through 2017.

The main reason why the fund has become so large, besides the fact that most U.S. citizens are not even aware of it and never file claims for vaccine injuries and deaths, is because autism injuries due to vaccines are no longer allowed.

Autism Vaccine Injuries Not Allowed: Too Many

One indication that the problem is more widespread than what the public is being told is the increasing rate of autism among children.

The U.S. government vaccine court will no longer hear cases of vaccines causing autism. When the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund was set up in 1988, autism was the most prevalent vaccine injury brought before the vaccine court, mostly from the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine.

It soon became apparent that the trust fund would not be sufficient to litigate all the claims for autism as a vaccine injury. By March 1, 2010, 13,330 cases had been filed in the special vaccine court, with 5,617 representing autism cases. Of those 13,330 cases filed up to March 1, 2010, only 2,409 were compensated. The rest were dismissed, but there were 5,933 cases still pending, and most of those were claims for vaccine-induced autism, mostly due to either the MMR vaccine, or vaccines containing thimerosal (mercury).

So how did the federal government and the vaccine court handle this?

Simple. They took 3 “test cases” that they said represented all of them and litigated against those claims. Their own appointed judges then ruled in each case that vaccines were not the cause of their autism. Then they told everyone else that their autism could not have been caused by vaccines, and that they would pay no damages for all those hundreds of thousands of children suffering with autism.

This was all part of what is called The Omnibus Autism Proceeding.

So if you have a child today injured by vaccines and suffering with autism, you cannot sue the federal government in vaccine court, as their official position is that vaccines do not cause autism.

Doctors Who are Not Vaccine Extremists Question Vaccines, Especially the Flu Shot


As can clearly be seen by the government’s own vaccine statistics, vaccines are both dangerous and deadly. There are many doctors across the U.S. who understand this, and do not adhere to the extremist vaccine positions, that ALL vaccines are good, for ALL people, ALL the time, by force if necessary.

The vaccine debate is not a debate between extremist positions, but a debate that in reality looks at the merit of each vaccine, and the impact of the vaccine schedule with so many vaccines being given together. For more information, see:

Medical Doctors Opposed to Forced Vaccinations – Should Their Views be Silenced?

In the video above, Dr. Mark Geier explains the fraud behind the flu vaccine. Dr. Geier is NOT anti-vaccine. He is an M.D. and has a Ph.D. in genetics. He spent 10 years working at the National Institute of Health, and was a professor at Johns Hopkins University as a geneticist. He is also the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications.

He worked on vaccine safety and efficacy for more than 30 years. He was one of four scientists that worked to replace the DTP vaccine, a vaccine that caused every child to become sick with a high fever at the time of vaccination, with the DTaP vaccine, which is a more purified vaccine and causes illness due to fever in only 3% of those vaccinated.

Dr. Geier explains that the flu shot causes Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and that the flu shot is not very effective in preventing the flu.

He also explains that the CDC does not follow the law for vaccines in requiring long-term safety testing for the influenza vaccine like they do with other vaccines, as it is impossible to test a vaccine that changes every year.

So the flu vaccine is basically an experimental vaccine that they want to give out to 300 million people every year. There are also no studies showing the safety of giving the flu vaccine to the same person every single year.

However, Dr. Geier points out that the CDC is in the business of distributing flu vaccines, because they represent 300 million doses per year, whereas all the childhood vaccines together only number 20 million.

Dr. Geier goes on to explain that flu is “the wrong thing to vaccinate against” because you have to keep re-vaccinating against it every year, unlike childhood infectious diseases, such as smallpox, that are only vaccinated for once.

Dr. Geier points out how ridiculous it is spend billions of dollars on a vaccine that might, at its best, save about 50 lives a year, when there are far more serious problems causing death that are more worthy of that kind of expenditure.

Why Many Flu Shots in the U.S. May Be Illegal

After the NVICP was passed into law in 1986, the administration of vaccines must follow federal guidelines, and it is possible that the annual flu shot given to the masses each year so easily via retail outlets like drug stores, may not even be legal.

Information About the Flu Vaccine that is Required by Federal Law

You Must Receive a Vaccine Information Statement Prior to Receiving a Flu Shot

When someone injects you with the flu vaccine (as well as most other vaccines), federal law requires that they first give to you a Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) before injecting you.

Federal law (under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act) requires a health care provider to give a copy of the current VIS to an adult patient or to a child’s parent/legal representative before vaccinating an adult or child with a dose of the following vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), influenza, pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal, rotavirus, human papillomavirus (HPV), or varicella (chickenpox). Source.

In addition to the requirement to give you this VIS about the vaccine you are receiving (and if it is a multi-dose vaccine they are required to provide a VIS for each dose), whomever is administering the vaccine is also required by federal law to:

record in the patient’s medical record (or permanent office log or file) the following information:

  • The edition date of the VIS (found on the back) (i.e., the date of the visit, right bottom corner)
  • The date the VIS is provided (i.e., the date of the visit when the vaccine is administered)

In addition, providers must record:

  • The office address and name and title of the person who administers the vaccine
  • The date the vaccine is administered
  • The vaccine manufacturer and lot number


What are the Warnings About the Flu Shot Given in the VIS?

There are currently two Vaccine Information Statements related to the flu vaccine, one for flu vaccines that are “Live, Intranasal” and one for all flu vaccines that are “Inactivated or Recombinant.”

Here is what these Statements say about who should not receive flu vaccines:

Inactivated or Recombinant flu shot:

Tell the person who is giving you the vaccine:

• If you have any severe, life-threatening allergies.
If you ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction
after a dose of flu vaccine, or have a severe allergy to
any part of this vaccine, you may be advised not to
get vaccinated. Most, but not all, types of flu vaccine
contain a small amount of egg protein.

• If you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (also
called GBS).
Some people with a history of GBS should not get this
vaccine. This should be discussed with your doctor.

• If you are not feeling well.
It is usually okay to get the flu vaccine when you have
a mild illness, but you might be asked to come back
when you feel better.

Live, Intranasal flu shot:

Some people should not get LAIV because of age, health
conditions, or other reasons. Most of these people should
get an injected flu vaccine instead. Your healthcare
provider can help you decide.

Tell the provider if you or the person being vaccinated:
• have any allergies, including an allergy to eggs, or
have ever had an allergic reaction to an influenza
• have ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (also called
• have any long-term heart, breathing, kidney, liver, or
nervous system problems.
• have asthma or breathing problems, or are a child who
has had wheezing episodes.
• are pregnant.
• are a child or adolescent who is receiving aspirin or
aspirin-containing products.
• have a weakened immune system.
• will be visiting or taking care of someone, within the
next 7 days, who requires a protected environment (for
example, following a bone marrow transplant)

Sometimes LAIV should be delayed. Tell the provider if
you or the person being vaccinated:

• are not feeling well. The vaccine could be delayed
until you feel better.
• have gotten any other vaccines in the past 4 weeks.
Live vaccines given too close together might not work
as well.
• have taken influenza antiviral medication in the past
48 hours.
• have a very stuffy nose.

Please note that with the Live, attenuated flu vaccine, administered as a nasal spray, that the CDC and flu manufacturers are admitting that the person receiving the vaccine is carrying around the live virus and is in danger of infecting others for 7 days!

Think about the hypocrisy about influenza outbreaks currently practiced in public places. If there is an influenza outbreak in a school, for example, who is encouraged to stay home because they are perceived as a risk to the rest of the population? Those who have received the Live, attenuated flu vaccine?

No! The unvaccinated are deemed to be at risk for spreading the influenza, and are ordered to stay home.

In a hospital setting who among the medical staff is required to stay home or wear a mask because they are perceived to be a threat to the patient population? Those who have received the Live, attenuated flu vaccine?

No! The unvaccinated nurses and other hospital staff are perceived to be a threat to the patient population, and either are required to wear a mask or often they are fired from their positions for refusing the flu vaccine.

Do These VIS Sheets Meet Federal Requirements for Flu Shot Warnings?

Part of the information that is required by federal law to be given to everyone prior to receiving the flu vaccine is given in this statement from the VIS:

If you have any severe, life-threatening allergies.

If you ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of flu vaccine, or have a severe allergy to any part of this vaccine, you may be advised not to get vaccinated. Most, but not all, types of flu vaccine contain a small amount of egg protein.

Notice that the only potential allergen given in this warning is to “egg protein,” yet the warning is for “any part of this vaccine.”

How would you know if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in a flu shot if you are not provided with a list of ingredients of that particular flu vaccine (there are several different flu vaccines on the market, each with different lists of ingredients).

For example, did you know that one of the new flu vaccines on the market contains armyworms and insects?

The VAXXED film team went into a pharmacy last year and asked some basic questions about the flu shot. When they asked “Is there anything I should worry about in getting the flu shot?” the response given was: “The only contra-indication is if you are allergic to eggs.”

When asked if they had the product insert for the vaccine from the manufacturer, the person replied: “When we open the box we just throw it away.”

Conclusion: Do Your Homework before Receiving a Flu Shot!

Sadly, the information presented in this article, which is referenced completely by publicly available sources, is not well-known to physicians and pharmacists who push the flu shot.

Do your own research before making a decision to receive a flu vaccine, and please share this article with as many people as possible so that the American public can make an intelligent, informed decision regarding the flu vaccine.




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