I was reading Michelle Malkin
the other day where she had this to say.
Yesterday my pediatrician informed my husband that our 11-month old son probably will not be able to get the two vaccines that would protect him the most this winter--a flu shot and Prevnar--due to shortages.
I was thinking to myself (and probably would have commented if she had comments turned on) "Why the hell would you give an 11-month old a flu shot?". My mother's a nurse and she never took me or my sister for flu shots. My family doesn't go for flu shots. No one in my extended family that I know of, goes for flu shots. Well guess what? Not a single person in my family has died of Influenza in my 30+ years on this planet. She even had some people
questioning their parenting skills because they were not taking their kids to get a flu shot.
Why you'd give a baby, or anyone else for that matter, a flu shot unless they have some sort of immune deficiency is beyond me. Yet year after year I see people on the news talking about flu shots and all the hype surrounding them.
Well Michelle has seemed to wise up a bit and done some investigating. She found a website that breaks down the CDC's report that states a yearly death toll of 36,000 a year and finds that without including Pneumonia in their calculations, only 895 people died of the flu. I'm guessing they were mainly aged people.
Go read her latest entry as well regarding Washington Post and New York Times articles on the issue as well as the "Clintons Ruined Vaccine Industry".