Is the Flu Shot Necessary & Should it be Required?

December 2, 2008

vaccine_vialI received an interesting email from a woman concerned about the flu vaccine who is being required to receive the vaccine at her workplace. I am including the email in its entirety here:

“I work for an employer that requires all employees to receive the flu vaccine or flu mist. I have never had one, am very healthy, and try to use natural remedies instead of drugs. Both the shot and mist concern me – side effects and the unknown. I would prefer not to take the risk at all, but am required to if I want to stay employed. I work at a Medical center and they consider it a good marketing tool to claim all their employees receive the flu shot. What would be the best of the 2 (flu shot or mist)? If I take the flu mist – can I somehow rid myself of it afterwards – with a nasal wash of some kind? Thank you”

It is alarming that anyone would be required to receive a flu vaccine in order to maintain a job.  The flu vaccine does not protect against all strains of the flu virus, and there are other ways to support the immune system during the cold and flu season, that do not have potential side effects that are part and parcel with receiving vaccinations. There is mounting evidence that the flu vaccine is simply not an intelligent option for protecting you during the cold and flu season.

Some of the most valuable tools I use in practice to support immune function are:

Vitamin D3 (after testing blood levels of Vitamin D3)



LTP Probiotic Blend

Echincaea Goldenseal Supreme

Whole Body Defense

ITI Greens mixed with LTP Green Light

and Coconut Milk Powder

When you click on the above links, you will be taken to more information for you to read about the benefits specific for each of these recommendations.

Please feel free to chime in on your personal thoughts and concerns regarding the flu vaccine.

In health,

Dr. G

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