The fall is with us, the weather is changing, children are back at school. Now is the time when people are being told to get their flu jab. Last year, I wrote an article on flu vaccine, questioning the tendency for many people to get the vaccine, and questioning the motives of companies whose interests are only in reducing days off work.

I also questioned the safety of the vaccine and this is what I want to focus on now. Information for this article was sent to me via email as part of a newsletter called This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is written by Tedd Koren DC. He states the following information regarding vaccines:

"According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times, if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the Mercury and Aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is that why Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple?"

This was quoted from Dr. Fudenberg's speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington VA, September 1997.

As flu shots are now becoming routine for many people, the validity of Dr. Fudenberg's research need to be taken very seriously. The fact is, we don't know how serious the effects of the flu vaccine are because, until now, no serious long-term studies have been done. However, as with all vaccines, the potential benefits need to be weighed against the risks and for most people, the effects of getting the flu are not going to be that serious. Also, the effectiveness of the vaccine itself is questionable. So, we should all think about this before getting that jab when it is offered to you.