by Christina England
February 1, 2011
The side effects of the flu vaccine have been causing many UK healthcare workers to question its safety. The latest figures show the uptake for the vaccine has been as low as 26%. Professor David Salisbury, director of immunization, told Nursing Times that the healthcare professionals were making a big mistake and risked not only their own lives, but the lives of their patients. (http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice…)
Salisbury, a firm believer in vaccines, represents the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunizations as the Medical Secretary for the Department of Health. The JCVI is an independent expert advisory committee that advises Ministers on matters relating to the provision of vaccination and immunisation services. This means that Professor Salisbury would have full access to all paperwork and studies relating to all vaccines recommend for use in the UK.
Professor Salisbury actively encourages ‘at risk groups’ to have the flu vaccination. The NHS website it clearly states:
“People in at-risk groups are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Pregnant women are being offered the seasonal flu jab for the first time as they have been judged to be at greater risk from the H1N1 virus.
Professor David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health said:
“The effects of flu are not to be underestimated. It is not the same as getting a cold and can seriously affect your health.
“If you are in a risk group, then I would urge you to visit your GP surgery and get the vaccination as soon as possible. It is not too late to get vaccinated for your protection and that of your family.”
In another article in the Nursing Times he makes his feelings crystal clear saying that there was no evidence that the vaccine was not safe. He called those in high risk groups who refused to be vaccinated “foolhardy”. He said:“It is putting yourself at unnecessary risk. That attitude is ignoring the reality of risk.” (http://www.nursingtimes.net/whats-new-in-nursing…)
One vaccinated grandmother who decided to take his advice actually died from the SWINE FLU! Eleanor Carruthers a grandmother from Merseyside went ahead with the flu vaccine because she was in the ‘at risk group’. Carruthers suffered from emphysema and lung cancer. Outlined on her death certificate as a main cause of death was the SWINE FLU! For the full story read the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1347171…)
Ironically, the UK is currently using Fluvirin – the flu vaccine that is supposed to protect against three strains of flu, including the SWINE FLU! Obviously it was not effective in the case of Mrs. Carruthers.
In 2007 the same vaccine caused an 18 year old to have a grand mal convulsion lasting 20 seconds within minutes of receiving the vaccination (http://www.patientsville.com/vaccines…)