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Should homeschoolers get the Swine Flu vaccine?

Fall is the start of the flu season.

Often parents realize that their children stay much healthier when they are homeschooled, and not exposed to mass numbers of children every day.  This is a huge factor in being able to optimize learning.

With so much talk about the Swine Flu, and the expected pandemic that it will bring in the next few months, health centers around the country are gearing up for a large increase in the number of people wanting the flu vaccine.  Manufacturers have increased their production, and still, there is an expectation of demand that will far outstrip the availability of the vaccine.[1] [2]

Should homeschoolers get the vaccine when their chances are lower for getting the virus?  Numerous studies and expert opinions are indicating that the preventive shot and the flu medications may be far more dangerous than the illness itself [3] [4] [5] [6]

Ingredients for the vaccine include mercury (Thimerosal), eggs, animal tissues, live flu vaccines from several strains of flu, formaldehyde,human diploid cells, squalene, and a variety of other components known to have disease producing agents. [7] [8]  The production of a vaccine normally takes 12-18 months after the virus is isolated, but the first rounds will be ready in September–only about 5 months after the disease was identified.  Sufficient testing time will not be completed prior to the release of the immunization for public safety to be guaranteed.[9]

The US government has purchased over 195 million [10] doses of the flu vaccine, and there is talk about making the innoculation mandatory.  Currently, “the most susceptible” citizens, children and pregnant women and health care workers, are encouraged to get both the seasonal flu shot and the swine flu vaccine. [11]

There is an abundance of information on the internet about the dangers of the flu vaccine, much of which is produced by doctors.  I encourage you to check out some of the sources before you decide to line up for the vaccinations. 

For myself, I never get vaccinations anyway, and rarely get more than a cold.  I believe that I will skip this opportunity as well.

For more information on relevant links

Report on the origins of the H1N1 flu vaccine
Dangers of Flu Mist nasal spray for combatting flu symptoms
What’s In A Flu Shot  humourous look at the ingredients
Avian Flu, Population Control, H5N1, Biological Warfare Part 1 (This was put out in 2008, prior to the outbreak of the Swine Flu, but gives some extraordinary documentation of the history of various flu seasons, and the creation of the vaccines.)
Autism related to Thimerosal in vaccines
How the flu shot works, what’s in it and other alternatives
Citizen media information on Swine flu
More citizen media information
Flu shot poster
Flu shot ingredients 
Description of Potential Vaccination Risks, ingredients, history of flu vaccines and current policy statements.
Vaccine Product Insert

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One Response

  1. The government and news media is completely blowing the swine flu out of proportion. The symptoms of those who have contracted it are so mild in comparison to the seasonal flu that it’s shocking we’re hearing about it so much. The vaccine developed for it has only been tested minimally. I for one wouldn’t recommend receiving it.

    Homeschool College Counselor,

    Thanks so much for your post. I totally agree with you. It sounds like a dangerous plan in my mind.



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