Recently by Dr. David Brownstein: Forget Tamiflu
I was in CVS the other day and saw the poster stating, Flu vaccines offered here. I thought to myself, who would go to CVS and get a flu shot? When I asked the pharmacist if a lot of their clients receive the flu shot she replied, It is a busy part of our practice. If you go to the CVS website, you can see a coupon for 20% off your shopping if you get a flu shot.
Is a flu shot worth 20% off your shopping at a CVS store? After reading my article, I would be interested in hearing your opinion. I have posted numerous blogs about the flu shot over the years and wrote a long article in my Natural Way to Health Newsletter (November, 2010) about the ineffectiveness and dangers of the flu vaccine. More information about my newsletter can be found here.
The latest blog post about the flu vaccine was posted on 9.23.12 and can be accessed from my blog page. In that article, I wrote about how ineffective the flu vaccine was and that it should not be mandated for hospital workers.
A new study from the University of Minnesota found that flu vaccines are not very effective. (1) (Note: The University of Michigan Wolverines beat them soundly in football 35-13 and, hopefully, will beat Ohio this weekend GO BLUE!)
David Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.