The Influenza Vaccine - Proof It Doesn't Work
By Sherri Tenpenny, DO

The vaccination of “every man, woman and child” has been in the planning for at least the last several years. The current concept, originated by former Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy Thompson, (1) is being advanced by his successor, Mike Leavitt.(2) Of course, Thompson envisioned mass vaccination using the smallpox vaccine. But times have changed, and the flu shot combined with threats of a bird flu pandemic now appear to be the instrument of choice for those pursuing the universal vaccination agenda.

The fact that the flu shots are ineffective in every age group hardly seems to matter to those who continually promote their use. Multiple studies published in highly reputable publications have documented that flu shots are ineffective in all ages. For example, The Cochrane Collaboration produced a series of articles in 2005 reviewing the published literature to determine the effectiveness of the flu shot. Nothing substantiating its usefulness was found.

In a review of 51 studies involving more than 260,000 children, including 17 papers translated from Russian, researchers concluded that there was “No evidence that injecting children 6-23 months of age with flu vaccines is any more effective than placebo.”(3)

For healthy adults, the results were similar. A total of 25 studies were reviewed that included more than 60,000 study participants. Again, The Cochrane Group found that vaccination reduced risk of influenza by a meager 6% and reduced the number of days missed from work by less than one (0.16) day. Researchers concluded,“Universal immunization of healthy adults was not supported by the results of this review.”(4)

For the elderly population, the prime target group for flu shots, The Cochrane Group reviewed 64 studies and chided that, “The runaway 100% effectiveness touted by proponents [of the flu shot] for the elderly was nowhere to be seen. What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.” (5)

With this much evidence that flu shots are ineffective, why would anyone proceed to inject three viruses and a load of toxic chemicals into their body in an attempt to avoid the flu when Vitamin C and hand washing will no doubt be more effective?

(1) CIDRAP News. “US pledges smallpox vaccine for world stockpile”.December 4, 2004.
(2) Department of Health and Human Services FY 2007 Budget announcement. February 6, 2006.
(3) The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children." 1-(2006).
(4) The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews “Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults.". 1-(2006)

Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny, is respected as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians regarding the negative impacts of vaccines on health. Through her education company, NMA Media Press, she spreads her vision of retaining freedom of choice in healthcare, including the freedom to refuse vaccination.

Her three hour DVD, Vaccines: The Risk, The Benefits and The Choices , her new book FOWL! Bird flu: It’s Not What You Think, and many other books, tapes and materials are available at

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