My (not) favorite person, Julie Geberding, CDC Director, was quoted as saying she "has a smile on her face this year because we are looking at a wonderful supply of flu vaccine this year."
I just read that the CDC is recommending not just one (mercury and aluminum-laden) flu shot for babies, but TWO flu shots, only one month apart, for the youngest children.
The CDC states that 86 children died from the flu last year. That is a tragedy.
There are approximately 1.5 million children in the U.S. with autism. That is a national crisis.
If you feel you MUST get a flu shot this year, for you or your child, please request the Thimerosal free version. This is the one without the mercury, though it still contains aluminum, another known neurotoxin.
And if you are pregnant, please please please - choose the Thimerosal free version. Wish I had. I'm not saying the flu shot in my first trimester caused Big T's autism, but it certainly can't help. Plus, when there's an option, why take the risk?
Okay, off my soapbox now. By the way, if you have a chance to read Jenny McCarthy's new book Warrior Mothers, you'll be glad you did. It's filled with autism recovery stories!