Will Ahpra guarantee the safety of the flu shot essential to enter aged care home?
Letter to the Editor
This message is directed to AHPRA’s CEO – Martin Fletcher
I am forced by a government mandate to have a flu shot to again visit my elderly mother in an aged care facility.
It has now been 9 weeks since I visited her and it looks like that I will never see her again because of this ‘mandate’.
For her, this is mental torment not seeing those of her healthy family members who are concerned about being vaccinated.
What concerns me are the ingredients contained in the various Influenza vaccines are shown at this link https://avn.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/aborted-fetal-tissue.jpg
as obtained from the Centre for Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf
Worse still, another website says that there are very serious side effects of these substances in the flu vaccines at this link http://d2qru3puhm7uxm.cloudfront.net/uploads/image/article/013/120/13120/header_custom/13120_7887_576_Kohls_993a.gif
All of this is very confusing and concerning to me as someone who has no technical understanding about vaccines and their safety.
In an article I read, you are quoted as saying:
“We take seriously any case of practitioners spreading dangerous and misleading anti-vaccination information including on social media,” Mr Fletcher said.
“They will face regulatory action or prosecution. We are asking the public to tell us if their practitioner is doing this. If you raise your concerns with us we can investigate and protect others.”
In light of your statements above, I feel it is appropriate that you provide me with sufficient links that I can go to that show where peer-reviewed testing of these vaccines has been carried out that prove the side effects claimed in the above images are incorrect or indeed “dangerous and misleading” as you say.
As I want to be able to visit my mother again, it is vitally important for me to know what is “dangerous and misleading” information about the safety of vaccines.
I am looking for your guidance as to whether I should have the flu vaccine Mr. Fletcher.
Any assistance you can provide me here would be most appreciated.