Despite the fact that the flu vaccine contains mercury, New York City has now made the flu shot mandatory for children who attend daycare centers and preschools. Many parents are concerned and have expressed opposition to a policy that gives takes away their rights to make health decisions for their children.
Dangerous Mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin, and with unexplained cases of autism already steadily increasing there is cause for alarm. Are we pouring fuel on the fire? What are the risks of adding another vaccine that contains mercury and a host of other chemicals to the plethora of vaccines that children are already receiving?
Lack of Research. Although some healthcare workers believe they are protecting children's health, there is no current research that justifies a mandate of this magnitude for children. There is also no proof that the flu shot will prevent children from contracting the flu. In fact, a large number of people get the flu shortly after receiving the vaccine. The flu strand changes from year-to-year which means that a new shot will be necessary every year.
This means that infants in daycare in NYC could potentally get a shot every year for 5 years that contains toxic mercury. Could the side-effects of the flu vaccine be just as dangerous or more dangerous than the risk of contracting the flu?
Parents' Rights. Decide for yourself. Unfortunately, parents in NYC will no longer get to make that decision for their children. Do you think New York City, or any city should have the authority to take away parents' rights to make healthcare decisions for their children?
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