Side effects of influenza: why the influenza strike was not designed to spread cancer – the myth was exposed
Flu season has officially arrived, meaning many will head to the medical centre to get a flu jab to stimulate their immune system. Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. However, some reports have recently suggested the flu vaccine is laced with cancer-causing ingredients. Here, Express.co.uk debunk the health myth.
“I mean, you’d have to think the absolute worst about humanity, including paediatricians, to believe that.”
Be aware that similar anti-vaccine stories like this are spread online through social media.
They may not be based on scientific evidence and could put your child at risk of a serious illness.
William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, said approximately 120 million to 150 million doses of the flu jab are given in the US alone.
This, in addition to millions of doses in other countries.
Dr Schaffner said: ”Would the World Health Organization be promoting a cancer-promoting product? No.”
NHS also urges people to be aware of anti-vaccine stories online.
In a statement labelled “important”, it said: “Be aware that anti-vaccine stories are spread online through social media.