Yesterday, it was announced that The National Pandemic Flu Service is to close, due to a drop in the number of swine flu cases and in the number of people using the service.
When I was invited to take part in, on August 6, 2009, I discussed my personal choice not to accept the swine flu vaccination that is offered in the UK. The following day I wrote that:
- My Serrapeptase Adventure has freed me from the ‘toxic cocktail’ of prescription medication, so it makes little sense to me to accept a vaccination that is not compulsory
- I am not convinced that the risk of swine flu is significant enough, to merit unnecessary medical intervention
- I am concerned about the potentially negative impact of some of the individual ingredients, listed in the vaccines offered in the UK
- I am most concerned that it will not be possible to determine the long-term effects of this vaccination until it has been in long-term use, but there are a growing number of reports of negative reactions among people who have been vaccinated
- Since I do not have any means to independently evaluate all the available scientific data, I have decided that I will not take a vaccine, the benefits of which are at least as uncertain as the risks
As always, I will continue to be happy to learn, if any conclusive evidence becomes available, but I am as certain as I can be that the choice I must make is to vaccinate or to stay healthy. It is an easy choice for me to make. I choose health every time.
I am very pleased that The National Pandemic Flu Service, for England, has now closed (February 10th, 2010). My hope, however unlikely, is that there will be considerably less hype, when we face a similar situation in the future.