Is there a link between the flu vaccine and Alzheimer’s disease? As I was researching the information in my last post for the Alzheimer’s vaccine, I stumbled across an article that stated:

According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world’s leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr. Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots).  The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction.  Is that why Alzheimer’s is expected to quadruple? Notes: Recorded from Dr. Fudenberg’s speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington, VA September, 1997.  Quoted with permission. Alzheimer’s to quadruple statement is from John’s Hopkins Newsletter Nov 1998.

That’s a pretty frightening statement for those of us really concerned about the future. On further investigation, I found that the South Carolina medical board found Fudenberg “guilty of engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct.” Click here for more information.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “there is absolutely no evidence that flu vaccines contribute in any way to Alzheimer’s disease, and it is hard to imagine a mechanism of how this could affect amyloid or tau.” The Canadian Medical Journal reported, “Past exposure to vaccines against diphtheria or tetanus, poliomyelitis and influenza may protect against subsequent development of Alzheimer’s disease.”

The bottom line is that you need to decide whether the flu shot is for you. If your immune system is very strong, you might not need it. On the other hand, if it’s compromised, then do some research and make your decision. To your health!

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