Flu Vaccine Failed to Protect Young Leukemia Patients During Cancer Treatment

Preface by TLB Staff Writer: Christopher Wyatt

Once again the vaccine industry is playing hard and fast with the truth! This time a medical study is making it clear that the flu vaccine does not work in cancer patients. I WANT TO SCREAM! The flu vaccine is NOT going to work in cancer patients, it is not going to work in the elderly, nor is it going to work in anyone else.

VACCINE DON’T WORK! They might give a temporary illusion immunity because they have profoundly broken the immune system and prevented it from expressing a proper immune response. These people are masters at taking what the thinking person already knows and twisting it for their own agenda.

This article has me livid and it raises the question of WHY do so many children have learning disabilities, food allergies, autoimmune diseases, and cancer? Could it be that from the moment they are born their bodies are being defiled with toxic vaccines and chemicals in every part of their environment? What about the poison food supply that the typical American family eats? The fluoridated drinking water? Don’t even get me started on the crap in the sky… UGH!

I am angry at what is being done by the elite, and I am equally angry at so called anti vaccine activist who refuse to stand up and get involved! People are sick, they are suffering, and they are dying! We can not end the production of vaccines tomorrow, but we damn sure can talk to every man, woman, and child and convince them to refuse.

The power of truth is unstoppable when it is combined with civil disobedience. History has shown this time and time again, it also has shown that those who refuse to rise up are forced into submission.

We The People NOT They The Elite! (CW)

Flu Vaccine Failed to Protect Young Leukemia Patients During Cancer Treatment

By Elisabeth Adderson, M.D


Lead author Elisabeth Adderson, M.D., an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases

Young leukemia patients who were vaccinated against influenza were just as likely as their unvaccinated peers to develop flu, suggesting that additional steps are necessary to protect high-risk individuals. These findings from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study appear October 16, 2017, in the Journal of Pediatrics.

The retrospective study looked at rates of flu infection during three successive flu seasons in 498 St. Jude patients being treated for acute leukemia. Researchers found the 354 patients who received flu shots, including 98 who received booster doses, and the 144 patients who were not vaccinated had almost identical rates of confirmed flu and flu-like illness.

“This is preliminary data. The annual flu shot, whose side effects are generally mild and short-lived, is still recommended for patients with acute leukemia who are being treated for their disease,” said lead author Elisabeth Adderson, M.D., an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases. “However, the results do highlight the need for additional research in this area and for us to redouble our efforts to protect our patients through other means.”

Along with good hand hygiene, Adderson said at-risk patients would be wise to avoid crowds during the flu season. Patients may also benefit from “cocooning,” a process that focuses on getting family members, health care providers and others in close contact with at-risk patients vaccinated.

Flu and related complications remain a leading cause of death and hospitalization in the U.S. Children with chronic illness or weakened immune systems are at greater risk for flu complications than healthy children.

An annual vaccination with inactivated flu viruses is recommended for anyone 6 months or older by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the federal Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization. The advisory groups urged making special efforts to ensure that high-risk groups, including pediatric cancer patients and other children with chronic illnesses or weakened immune responses, were vaccinated.

Compared to healthy children, children being treated for cancer were known to mount weaker immune responses to the flu vaccine. However, previous research showed that following vaccination, 28 to 100 percent of pediatric cancer patients developed levels of antibodies considered adequate to provide protection.

Adderson decided to take a closer look at vaccine effectiveness when she noticed flu and flu-like illnesses in patients she knew had been vaccinated.

Researchers in this study reviewed the medical records of St. Jude patients in treatment for acute leukemia during the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 flu seasons. Investigators found there was no significant difference in the overall rates of confirmed flu or flu-like illness between vaccinated and unvaccinated patients for either individual flu seasons or the entire period of the study.

A booster vaccine dose, which 98 (or 19.7 percent) of patients received, was not associated with a reduction in flu or flu-like illness. Also, vaccination did not delay the onset of confirmed flu or flu-like illness.

Patients in this study received the trivalent vaccine, designed to protect against three flu strains predicted to be in wide circulation during a particular flu season. A mismatch between the vaccine and circulating flu viruses can reduce overall vaccine effectiveness. However, the flu vaccines in this study were a fairly good match for circulating flu viruses during the flu seasons included in this analysis.

Pediatric leukemia treatment typically takes several years and often leaves patients with temporarily weakened immune responses. Adderson said the combination may help explain reduced vaccine effectiveness. She said additional research is needed to determine if a subset of pediatric leukemia patients or patients with solid tumors may benefit from vaccination, Adderson said.

The study’s first author is April Sykes, and the other authors are Elsie Gerhardt and Li Tang, all of St. Jude.

The research was supported in part by a grant (CA21765) from the National Institutes of Health and ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization of St. Jude.


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