Originally Posted by serenbat
I don't know the exact date they went on for children (I want to say at least 5+ years) - http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm ETA- it has to be longer, I do know a now 8 year old that had it as an infant.
Delaware is not alone, http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/rpt/2010-R-0352.htm
As a precautionary measure, some states, including California, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Washington, have enacted legislation requiring the administration of vaccines containing no, or trace amounts of, thimerosal to infants, children, and pregnant women. Delaware and Illinois require the use of thimerosal-free vaccines; California, Missouri, New York, and Washington require vaccines to contain no more than trace amounts. Each state allows its health department to temporarily use thimerosal-containing vaccines if there is a public health emergency or vaccine shortage.
Maybe this will help you better understand what us in the US and on this thread(S) are really talking about.
And we have been told EVERY YEAR in the US that either that the flu is a public health emergency, or that it will be if we don't all get flu shots, or that there is a vaccine shortage.
It's all snake oil. Carefully marketed, thoroughly propagandized SNAKE OIL.
It's flu. Very few healthy, well-nourished people die of flu. The Cochrane Review has said that even the vaccine industry's "studies" do not show evidence of benefit, particularly in vaccinating everyone else to protect those who are at risk for complications.
But the pharmaceutical industry is, year after year, able to convince the media to announce the threat of a (non-existent) public health flu emergency, or a shortage of (useless) flu vaccines, without EVER admitting the risks of those vaccines. Remember, the TV commercials for medications that you see list the risks (in electronically sped-up voices so that you don't catch the details) at the very end of the commercial. Apparently, though, they are not required to do so for vaccines.
And year after year, the media tells us of some obscure case where someone dies (supposedly) of the flu, right before these public health emergencies and flu clinics are announced. The media NEVER mentions any of the cases of flu vaccine-induced brain damage, autoimmune disorder, paralysis, or death.
Snake oil and propaganda.
And, sadly, there are so many people who can't see it for what it is, and vehemently defend every single vaccine, including the flu shot, out of--fear? ignorance? An inability to admit that they've been fooled?
I wonder how many people will have to be vaccine-injured, how many times vaccine manufacturers will have to be caught in lies about safety/efficacy of their products before enough people get it, enough to change the corrupt system that allows this to happen.