Ep. 34 Flu Shot Myth Busting

In This Episode

With flu season quickly approaching, Neal decided to tackle flu shots head-on. His #1 takeaway?

YOU DO NOT GET THE FLU FROM FLU SHOTS.

Neal explains the immune response that is to be expected and why the shots are yearly. He also examines who flu vaccines benefit and what is done for immunocompromised patients.

He’ll walk you through the inactive ingredients that might sound scary, the nasal spray, and the fear campaign being waged by Russia [allegedly].

Topics Discussed

  • A good website to research flu shots
  • Mercury
  • Thimerosal
  • Formaldehyde
  • Why they are yearly
  • Whom they benefit
  • Who is eligible
  • Special steps taken to vaccinate the elderly
  • Stats
  • Russian fear campaign 

Resources

Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”

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