Based on analysis of data from two different sources the H1N1 vaccination program contributed to estimated 1,588 miscarriages and stillbirths. The CDC submitted statistics showing that there was a 700% increase in miscarriages directly related the H1N1 vaccine. However, the government still denies any link to miscarriage and still supports that all pregnant women receive the vaccine including the flu vaccine. “…data presented to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines shows the rate of miscarriage attributed to vaccination during the same period rose by 700% compared to both 2007 and 2008 (view complete resources here). The report was presented to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines by the National Coalition of Organized Women, who corroborated the miscarriage and stillborn rates reported on the CDC’s VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) database with an independent review of miscarriages associated with the influenza and H1N1 vaccination during the winter of 2009-2010.”
When reading the package and warning labels for these vaccines there is a statement saying that these injections have not been researched or studies in children or pregnant women and the side effects are not known.
The flu vaccine still contains mercury and is exempt from the government’s previous ruling to discontinue thimerosol in vaccines. Both women and unborn children are extremely sensitive to mercury poisoning, which is why women are instructed to stay away from raw or undercooked fish.
The government states that there are no adverse effects from these vaccines, however they do not require the manufacturer to study or research any potential effects. “Eileen Dannemann, Director of NCOW, has presented the information to the CDC three times. The CDC’s response? Despite being presented with the information from her own database three times, Dr. Marie McCormick, chair of the Vaccine Risk and Assessment Working Group, has reported publicly that “there were absolutely no H1N1 vaccine-related adverse events in pregnant women in 2009/10.” (see link) It’s not like they haven’t had the opportunity to figure it out- In their above survey on vaccination compliance, the CDC researchers didn’t bother to ask any of the pregnant women if they contracted the flu while pregnant (the CDC stopped confirming actual H1N1 cases in July 2009) and didn’t ask about any complications associated with the shot. In fact, the CDC has not reported on miscarriages or stillbirths in the US since 2008. They will release their own analysis through their Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) when the next 3 year data gathering cycle completes in 2011.”
Bottom line: it’s your decision to get the flu shot while pregnant but if you won’t eat sushi while you are pregnant would you take a shot with triple the amount of mercury and poison?