AAP Recommends Flu Shot for All Students and School Staff

June 30, 2020 — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just recommended that all students and school staff take the flu shot before returning to in-school education in the fall of 2020. In a report titled COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry, the AAP states the following on vaccination in schools.

Immunizations

Existing school immunization requirements should be maintained and not deferred because of the current pandemic. In addition, although influenza vaccination is generally not required for school attendance, in the coming academic year, it should be highly encouraged for all students. School districts should consider requiring influenza vaccination for all staff members. Pediatricians should work with schools and local public health authorities to promote childhood vaccination messaging well before the start of the school year. It is vital that all children receive recommend vaccinations on time and get caught up if they are behind as a result of the pandemic. The capacity of the health care system to support increased demand for vaccinations should be addressed through a multifaceted collaborative and coordinated approach among all child-serving agencies including schools. (emphasis added)

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This is dangerous.

A Department of Defense (DOD) study recently showed those who received the flu shot had a 32.4% increase in chances of suffering from other respiratory infections, including coronavirus infection.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X19313647?via%3Dihub#!

While this study did not focus specifically on the novel coronavirus or COVID19, do we really want to start force experiments on school children and staff with a new virus, a new illness when the scientific data is showing the flu vaccine is showing signs of possible “virus interference” that could increase the chances of getting a coronavirus infection?

That could mean the flu vaccine could raise the risk of getting COVID19.

Do YOU want to take that risk this fall?