23 Seniors Died After Receiving This Year’s Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies

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Package insert for Fluzone flu vaccine marketed to seniors reveals 23 seniors died during drug trial.

The annual marketing campaign pushing people to receive flu vaccinations is in full force. CVS Pharmacies is offering a 20% off shopping pass if you purchase a flu vaccine.

As you can see in the screen shot below, taken from the CVS website, senior citizens over the age of 65 are being targeted to get the “high-dose” flu vaccine.


The FAQ at the CVS website defines the “high-dose” flu vaccine: “Containing four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that causes the body to produce antibody) in regular flu shots, high-dose flu shots, along with the additional antigen produced, are intended to create a stronger immune response.”

The name of this flu vaccine that is marketed for seniors is called “Fluzone.” You can find it being marketed to seniors at all the major pharmacies in the United States.

Package inserts for flu vaccines show a multitude of side effects, including death, and yet they are marketed the same as over-the-counter drugs with no prescription needed. Why?

Because in the United States vaccines enjoy complete immunity from lawsuits in the market place. If you are injured or die from a vaccine, you or your family cannot sue the manufacturer of the vaccine. This law enacted by Congress, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011.

Therefore, they are marketed with the same marketing techniques as any other high-profit product. With the baby boomer generation moving into their senior years, today’s seniors are seen as an especially lucrative market.

So financial incentives like discounts on other products, as CVS is doing, is quite common in order to boost vaccine sales.

Walgreens has a different program that especially boosts sales of flu vaccines:

While vaccine rates in the U.S. among children are close to 90%, rates in other parts of the world (where pharmaceutical companies do not have immunity from the law for adverse effects) are much lower. So, in partnership with Walgreens, a non-profit organization (Shot@Life) buys up the vaccines and sends them to these countries for free (who doesn’t want something for free, especially when you live in a poor country??)

This is a brilliant marketing plan for the pharmaceutical companies, as the U.S. government gives the organization buying the vaccines non-profit status, allowing them to receive tax deductible donations to pay for the vaccines. Walgreens is probably a contributor to the program as a tax write off.

With legal immunity to market dangerous products, don’t expect those doing the marketing and making the profits to warn you of the side effects. You need to find this information yourself, usually from the Internet.

For those pro-vaccine forces that warn people how dangerous it is to get information from the Internet, the information we are about to share is directly from the FDA website (at least at the time of this writing – they have been known to remove items from their website if it gets too much publicity and makes them look bad), and you can look it up yourself.

The high-dose Fluzone vaccine being marketed this flu season to seniors, which has four times the amount of antigens that the regular flu shot has, as well as the non-high dose version, had 23 seniors die during drug trials.

The package insert for the high-dose Fluzone flu vaccine is found here (for now).

In the section documenting adverse effects, this is what is written:

Within 6 months post-vaccination, 156 (6.1%) Fluzone High-Dose recipients and 93 (7.4%) Fluzone recipients experienced a serious adverse event. No deaths were reported within 28 days post-vaccination. A total of 23 deaths were reported during the period Day 29–180 post-vaccination: (0.6%) among Fluzone High-Dose recipients and 7 (0.6%) among Fluzone 1 recipients. The majority of these participants had a medical history of cardiac, hepatic, neoplastic, renal, and/or respiratory diseases. No deaths were considered to be caused by vaccination.

This statement stating that 23 seniors died, which really should be headline news but is buried in a package insert on the FDA website, begs several questions:

1. By what basis can they conclude that “No deaths were considered to be caused by vaccination”??

2. If, as it is implied, these 23 deaths were all caused by pre-existing conditions, why were there no deaths in the first 28 days? Shouldn’t the deaths, if not attributable to the vaccine but pre-existing conditions, be equally spread out through all time periods?

3. How does the medical history for these 23 seniors compare to the medical history of those who did not die? Were there any significant differences? The range of symptoms given in the package insert can very well cover almost all seniors during the flu season.

Besides death, which is just one “serious adverse event,” there were 226 other “serious” adverse events, for a total of 249 serious adverse events, out of only 3,833 participants.

If this does not constitute a dangerous drug that should probably not even be on the market, then I don’t know what does. And yet, it is sold to unsuspecting seniors and others like candy at these drug stores.

One of these other adverse side effects (besides death) is Guillain-Barré syndrome, which has symptoms similar to polio. If you are brought into an emergency room with the paralyzing effects of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), the first question the doctors will ask you is if you just received the flu shot. Read one story here of how one man went from being able to bench-press 275 pounds to struggling how to walk after receiving last year’s flu shot: Miami Man Contracts Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Nearly Dies After Getting Flu Shot.

The CDC would like you to believe that the risk of GBS from the flu shot is only one out of one million. But if that is the case, why is there a warning on package inserts of flu vaccines, and why is it the first question EMTs ask when dealing with GBS emergencies?

The package insert for Fluzone states: “If Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has occurred within 6 weeks of previous influenza vaccination, the decision to give Fluzone High-Dose should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.”

I wonder how many vaccine sales people at these pharmacies give “careful consideration” to this adverse side effect, or any others, before injecting you?

328 Comments on 23 Seniors Died After Receiving This Year’s Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies

  1. Twila Blankenbaker the fact that u were asked to sign for a common flu shot is allarming,why do u have to sign for a responsibility thats not yours ?You didn’t manufacture those vaccines.l have never taken flu shots in life and l am fine l let nature do its own thing plus a simple natural cure .lemon juice, honey ,grated ginger and grated garlic mixed together and drunk in the morning simple and efficient.wishing u the best!

  2. I had my flu shot last week at my Doctors office at which time the nurse handed me a paper for me to sign releasing them from responsibility of side effects, I’ve had numerous flu shots over the years and have never before been asked to sign any kind of release. What’s going on???? Yes I am a senior citizen, a very worried one!

    • Reminds me of a comment I saw earlier in a thread arguing about Alex Jones, and the person said something along the lines of ‘just do what AJ does and give your movies away for free and then sell them’

    • So sorry! God bless you! A question…Do you think you will get the flu shot again? My Mom almost died of the flu shot several years ago…Life Call saved her life and she was in the hospital for 7 days! The Drs. tried to push her to get it for the last several years since…She said a resounding, “No Thank you! It almost killed me the last time I had it!”

  3. And the worse of it is that since the flu vaccines are prepared months in advance, they may not be the “flu of the month” that is going around, plus the carrier fluid is often contaminated…I will opt to take my probiotics and steer clear of folks who are sick.

  4. Yup. Doesn’t surprise me at all. I keep telling my family about it but they won’t listen. They keep telling me I’m paranoid, but they will be once they know the truth. I’m not giving up at all!

  5. Beverly David…tell your idiot doctor to read the PDR. I mean, I know you know that. We absolutely have to read it for ourselves. I read it, my siblings didn’t. My kids didn’t have violent reactions to “mandatory” shots because they never had them.

    • Please educate me as to what the PDR is. The nurse asked me if I wanted the flu shot and I asked her if it had mercury in it and she said yes. When the doctor came in after she left I asked the question and he did not know. LOL

  6. D3 is more effective for preventing the flu…300% more.
    That with a healthy diet. My family only uses essential oils for medicine when we come down with something. No dr visits since March 2012. Flu and the rest of the vaccines ruin your immunity.

  7. If someone has lived through 80+ flu seasons, why in the world would they do this? Most are retired & watch daytime television. How many lawyers advertise suing drug companies? I find it odd they aren’t more skeptical with all that life-experience. :/

  8. All flu shots have mercury in them and now seniors are told to get the Higher dose flu hots which has even more. Something like 200x the maximum allowance for adults of mercury for just the regular flu shot. Imagine what it is doing to the poor Lil ones who are getting them. So sad!

  9. my daughter is a nurse and they force her to get flu shots even though she gets very sick after them. they said since she is in healthcare she has no choice but to get vaccinated. just breaks my heart

  10. They all died after the incubation period which suggests that the deaths were no related to the actual vaccine. That’s why they can report that no deaths were caused. I’m sure the sensationalist headline brought a lot of people to your site though

  11. how stupid are people to still be willingly getting these.. oh yea thats right.. they are dumbed down by vaccines and gmos and fluoride.. which btw was just banned in Israel… Im at the point where if someone is still stupid enough to get these, then they .. well, then they are just down right stupid..

  12. I hope some here can help. My job requires me to get the flu shot (I am not debating the legality of this issue) and because I can’t quit I have to get one. I have always gotten them in the past (before I became educated and all natural/ organic) I obviously would prefer not to but it’s not an option. So what can I take organically/essential oils/natural to help to protect from this lovely little protective flu vaccine?

  13. Natural cures are the best. Get your bodies fine tuned with the proper diet and supplements. If you feel sick take what is reccommended by the Natural Specialists!!! I refuse ALL immunizations – If I get sick, I take Grape Seed Extract, Vita-C (take this every day, but increase when I feel the “sick” coming on) I can knock out the Flu in less than 12 hrs!!

  14. The pharmacist last year told me about how her MIL was paralyzed and couldn’t breath after her shot (Guillain barre) and they just barely saved her life. Then she continued to tell me I should still get the shot because the flu is so contagious. I got it. My sisters MIL had the same thing happen last year, which is why I was asking the pharmacist for more info about it. I got the flu 2x last year.

  15. Correlation does not imply causation. ….. and look at the well chosen photo of the senior citizen in SO MUCH DISTRESS as she is going to DIE! ( sorry for the block capitals) This post implies some form of propaganda. No wonder people are getting confused.

  16. Its poison that contains high dose of mercury! Like all other vaccines in US. Educate yourself before you go inside doctors office or pharmacy like a blind sheep! Best medicine is in nature! Eat raw vegan/ vegetarian diet and no sickness will reach you, no cancer, nothing!

  17. In 2011 I got my 1st flu shot (employer required) within 20 minutes, I was sick. Eyes swollen & red, throat sore, coughing, headache lasted 48 hours. My doc sent letter to employer in 2012, NO SHOT !
    I am 55, only twice I’m my life I had flu. “Never again will I put that poison in my body”

  18. I just got 1 Sunday and so far, I’m fine.was already congested before tge shot but now clearing up nicely. I’ ve skippedcthe shot in years past and caught the flu…also caught the flu after the shot but wasn’t as bad.

  19. I worked (very briefly) for cvs last winter. They made me offer everyone flu shots. I get sick every time I get them…so I don’t. I actually got shit from my boss for refusing my free shot. Brought in a dr note, he didn’t care. I had to quit, didn’t feel that the minimum wage was worth pushing that poison to customers.

  20. what makes it so differnt if a friend gives you drugs and you overdose and die and the friend is responsible for manslaughter or possible murder ,but if the medical industry does this it is “we are so sorry”

  21. A couple of times a month, garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper. But mostly garlic and ginger eaten regularly. In lemon juice raw if possible. I’m only sick maybe once every 2 years. Never longer than about a week.

  22. Herbs, Health and Happiness- & – Herbs & oils, you will find good alternatives, you don’t have to look far, we have always used echinacea especially in winter months, eat healthily cut out the rubbish & gmo treats, eat organically, <3 & peace

  23. I got the flu shot 3 years ago and they said it takes 2 weeks for the shot to kick in, well 13 days later I come down with H1N1 SWINE FLU, I was taken to the ER and they said I died 3 times and they were able to bring me back. I was in ICU for 45 days, it was hell. I felt good enough where I checked mtself out, had enough in there. I have never fully recovered from it either.I have lupus and with such a bad immune system docs recommend I get flu shot. So I been getting it every year since then, and have not had the flu since. I just got mine like 3 weeks ago. Too late now but reading this stuff makes me leary about getting it .

  24. According to the agenda. Population control that is…Bill and Melinda Gates foundation primary. Vaccines are biological threats from terrorists of the worst kind because they intoxicate you into thinking they are the good guys!

  25. Thats the modern meaning of todays, “health care”!
    They will take “care” of you by not healing / curing you, but, just outwardwardly pretending to cover up your symproms with useless drugs with untold side effects, till you die! That is how well they take “care” of you!!
    O Awake thou that sleepest, lest ye sleep to death!!

  26. In the Winter or bodies need Vitamin D…I had two kids in school and was getting sick way to often.Last year my Dr.checked my Vit.D levels..They were so low she had new taking 50,000 units a week..Not one cold last year..:) No flu either..

    • Raw, unfiltered, unprocessed, unwashed local honey is one of THE #1 treatments we use up here, as well as upping the ante (so to speak) on our natural intake of vitamins and minerals. You’re absolutely 100% right Linda… vitamin D is extremely important to help build a stronger immune system (which is why we need it more in the winter…because our bodies are already naturally working over time to fight off the cold weather and keep our core temperatures as even as possible).

  27. vaccines were made for healthy people because so a predictable outcome could be produced. Unfortunately the majority of society has a compromised immune system, the elderly even more so, yet they still give the EXACT same vaccine. A compromised immune system is no match for a vaccine.

  28. I looked at the research. What bothers me with this is that most of us, including me, are against big pharm, and we will jump at the chance to say ‘What’s going on’ and find ‘fault’. However, I find fault with this research. It was to small to come to any conclusive decisions, and this bothers me a lot. I don’t want to go back to the days of the plagues either. We have advanced, so we need to be careful what we are doing and use our brains. I want to see a broader research study on this before I make a decision. There are different flu’s. People have different diseases. People have different medical conditions. Factors have to be taken into account.

  29. The flu shot is forcing your body to deal with a flu that you might not never get in the first place. Instead of fight the flu with the flu why cant they just work on people immune system though a organic vitamins. Studies show vitamin c is a great prevention. why cant we just teach this other than forcing people to deal with a new updated virus every year.

  30. My grandmother, aunt & friend, got the flu every time they received the flu shot. After about 3 times my friend got the flu with the flu shot, he decided not to get the flu shot anymore & hasn’t gotten the flu since. 🙂

    • Agree with you two, Carrie and Lisa! I will NEVER again get another flu vaccine… or other vaccine. Lisa, I had about the same type of experience. Only got one flu shot ever — last year & guess what? The first time in my life, I ended up with the flu! What a bummer. I also ended up with God only knows what… toxic heavy metals and probably a ot more. I used a combination of things like Wheatgrass/barleygrass/oat grass, zeolite, sea buckthorn oil, MSM to help flush out the heavy metals and other problems from the vaccines. Ended up with IBS/Candida with another type of vaccine. Never again will I be talked into a vaccine. That’s good, Lisa that your doctor did not keep trying to push it on you. The one I went to never stops urging me to get them despite my awful reactions to it. They act like I”M the crazed one. lOL. Perhaps I need a dr. more like yours. 😉

    • I’m fortunate there Catherine. I live in an area where all types of medical treatments are used, and the doctors actually listen to their patients. Yes, we have flu shots up here too, and many in town get them, but even more of us do not….and the medical staff not only respects that choice, but they also go out of their way to teach people preventive NATURAL treatments. The last time I was REALLY sick, was 2002. The docs thought it was the flu…it was simply Bronchitus (one of the 198 different forms of the common cold). I haven’t had influenza since I was 13 (I’ll be 45 tomorrow to give you an idea as to how long it’s been for me)

    • There are certain vaccinations that children are required to have (unless the parent chooses to go through a whole ball of red tape) in order to attend public schools (at least here in the US)…polio, MMR..etc. Outside of the absolutely necessary vaccines… I am flat out against any vaccines UNLESS there is no choice in the matter (such as I just mentioned).

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