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New flu vaccine Flublok is approved by FDA but natural remedies for the flu are still a safer alternative

Posted on: February 3, 2013

What is Flublok?

The makers claim that this new vaccine has advantages over the old flu vaccine. The vaccine can be made very quickly, and this is seen as an advantage in case of an epidemic. The reason the vaccine can be made quickly is that Flublok does not need to be grown in chicken eggs as most other vaccines are. The current vaccine has been shown to only be 16 to 63 percent effective against the flu. Flublok contains three times the active ingredients in the regular flu shot, but no egg, so it is safer for those with egg allergies. It also contains no adjuvants or mercury, i.e. Thimerosol.

While the elimination of egg and the elimination of mercury (themerisol) from the vaccine is good news for health advocates, many questions remain. For instance, Flublok is made in cells of insects grown in steel tanks.There is no research or information about possible problems this new technology could cause for humans.

Ingredients in Flublok

The influenza virus protein in Flublok, or hemagglutinin (HA), is manufactured in a lab, inside the cells of insects in steel tanks. This hemagglutinin (HA) is the same HA protein molecule that has been created for use in previous flu vaccines. However, Flublok contains this “insect cell” version of HA rather than the type made with eggs. The director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Karen Midthun, M.D states: “The new technology offers the potential for faster start-up of the vaccine manufacturing process in the event of a pandemic, because it is not dependent on an egg supply or on availability of the influenza virus.”

Learn more: Natural News

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