(NaturalNews) If you believe what the government says, vaccines for influenza have been thoroughly tested and shown to help prevent the flu, as well as complications from the flu, in pregnant women and their unborn babies. But if you look at the actual science behind these specious claims, including the package inserts included with virtually every flu vaccine, you will quickly see that none of this is true, and that flu vaccines have never been shown to be either safe or effective in pregnant women.
In almost every case, flu vaccines bear one simple phrase that defies what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would have us all believe about the nature of flu shots — “safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers.” Every healthcare practitioner should be aware of this fact, as practically every batch of flu shots comes with this or a similar notice. Yet the prevailing belief is that flu shots are some kind of panacea for expectant mothers and their babies.
To date, there has not been a single study put forth that suggests any benefits whatsoever for pregnant women who receive flu shots. Many medical authorities openly admit this, though in a roundabout way which suggests that flu vaccines are safe for pregnant women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), for instance, states on its website that “no study to date has seen an adverse consequence” from flu shots in pregnant women or their offspring. But this is because no study of this type with a valid design has ever been conducted in the first place.
Written by Ethan A. Huff
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