This is only a small slice of the vaccine issue, but it is a dramatic finding. We know public health officials would never discourage people from getting flu vaccines. However, it is amazing that we do not see promotion of something so basic to ensure children have a robust and healthy immune response, such as promoting the vital importance of vitamin D adequacy for the anti-viral flu response.
Lead author Rogier Bodewes delivered the sobering message as he explained that flu vaccines “have potential drawbacks that have previously been under appreciated and that are also a matter of debate.”
While the study group is rather small, it involves highly advanced scientific evaluation of the immune system. The researchers collected blood from 27 healthy, unvaccinated children with an average age of 6 years old, and 14 children with cystic fibrosis who received an annual flu shot.
The unvaccinated children were found to have a superior immune response, giving them broader protection against what they might face in an actual flu season, including pandemic strains.
Source: Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
It is well known that 70% of children in the United States lack optimal vitamin D. It is obvious that public health in the United States is more about protecting vested interests and antiquated paradigms of health than truly protecting the public health.
This goes for us adults as well. Many have jumped on the Dense Bone bandwagon to insure an optimal amount of vitamin D to assist in many health areas – including a stronger immune system.