An Annual Flu Shot: Should Truckers Take the Risk?

Getting an annual flu shot is one of three schools of thought regarding the flu (or influenza). The other two are:

  • do nothing and hope you don’t catch it; and
  • actively work to improve your immune system to resist it.

Please read our disclaimer.

What does the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services say?

“Vaccination is the best protection against getting the flu and from flu-related complications. CDC [The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommends that every person 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.” (1)

On this page, we will provide resources to help you answer these questions:

  • How effective is the flu vaccine in preventing people from contracting the flu?
  • What ingredients are in the flu vaccine and could they harm a recipient?
  • What causes “flu season” and what else coincides with it?
  • Is there a better way to resist the flu than getting the vaccine?

Why are these questions even coming up for professional truck drivers?

Truckers Are a Target Population for an Annual Flu Shot

Photo of a poster reading Get the Shot, Not the Flu with the symbol for Roadside Medical.Truckers have been targeted as a population to reach with flu shots as is evidenced by

  • the photo of the poster shown here, which was taken in a fuel island at a truck stop which reads “Get the Shot, Not the Flu” and bears the logo of Roadside Medical;
  • links on/from/about the website of the Healthy Trucking Association of America
    • link 1,
    • link 2,
    • (link removed),
    • (link removed); and
  • links on the former website, a website that once focused on “truckers’ health.”

What’s Our Angle?

Syringe with vials of shot and vaccine.If you saw someone wearing a blindfold walking toward a cliff, would you try to stop him from falling over the edge?

We would.

That’s the reason for this website. We have been burned financially more times than we care to count when it comes to purchasing products or services that are marketed and sold to professional truck drivers that turned out to be disappointing. Of course, there are products that are sold to the public at large that are dangerous, too.

To keep you from falling over a financial cliff, we’re alerting professional truck drivers about the pitfalls associated with using certain products and services. This includes products and services designed to protect or enhance drivers’ health and wellness.

We are presenting you with lots of resources and strongly recommend that you study them for yourself. Speaking of studying them for yourself…

What’s Your Frame of Reference?

Male patient getting vaccine shot injection.Have you ever wondered why the mainstream media never seems to recommend a natural prevention or remedy?

Why is it that prescribing or administering a pill, potion or shot is one of the first things that health care professionals in the USA do after patients are already sick?

Could it possibly be because recommending something natural and effective:

  • does not make the health care industry money and
  • does not make you a repeat customer (like hooking you on expensive drugs or medical treatments might)?

Did you know that many, many people have been injured by vaccines?

If you are injured by the ingredients contained in your annual flu shot, you may have to bear the burden of the injury — in your body and on your wallet — for the rest of your life. (link)

But let’s not delay; let’s get on with answering the questions.

How Effective is the Flu Vaccine in Preventing People from Contracting the Flu?

The title of a article stated,

“Shock vaccine study reveals influenza vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5 out of 100 adults (not 60% as you’ve been told)”.

According to a 2017 article,

“A new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reveals that the flu vaccine prevents lab confirmed type A or type B influenza in only 1.5 out of every 100 vaccinated adults … but the media is reporting this to mean ’60 percent effective.'” (no longer online)

What Ingredients are in the Flu Vaccine and Could They Harm a Recipient?

Hypodermic needle syringe shot vaccineAccording to a 2012 article:

“ALL vaccines are immune suppressing, meaning they affect immune function for a period of time and can make some people more susceptible to coming down with a viral or bacterial infection.. The chemicals, adjuvants, lab altered viruses and bacteria and foreign DNA/RNA from animal and human cell substrates in the vaccines may compromise immune system function and depress immunity — that is the trade-off you are risking.” (no longer online) (no longer online)

Another 2009 article stated:

“In addition to mercury, flu vaccines also contain other toxic or hazardous ingredients like:

  • Aluminum — a neurotoxin that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Triton X-100 — a detergent
  • Phenol (carbolic acid)
  • Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
  • Betapropiolactone – a disinfectant
  • Nonoxynol – used to kill or stop growth of STDs
  • Octoxinol 9 – a vaginal spermicide
  • Sodium phosphate” (no longer online)

Another list of vaccine ingredients was online. (no longer online)

Although not every vaccine contains these, Dr. Mercola compiled a list of vaccine fillers and ingredients in 2001. (no longer online)

Other questions have been raised about vaccine adjuvants.

What Causes “Flu Season” and What Else Coincides With It?

According to Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), the flu virus is present every month of the year and the so-called “flu season” is caused by the relationship of the earth with the sun (the solar theory of the flu season).(2)

When it is winter in your hemisphere, there is less sun received and therefore less Vitamin D being generated by your skin.

He says that Vitamin D is 500% more effective at fighting off flu infections than a vaccine.

Is There a Better Way to Resist the Flu Than Getting the Vaccine?

Yes, there are natural ways to increase your resistance to the flu. Here are some of them:

  • optimize your level of Vitamin D (link),
  • drink green tea,
  • take herbs,
  • get enough exercise and sleep,
  • take colloidal silver in proper amounts, and
  • use 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that can help you boost your immune system.

Still Thinking of Getting an Annual Flu Shot?

Lady doctor preparing a syringe shot vaccineYou are concerned about the fluids (fuel, oil, coolant) that go into your truck, aren’t you?

Then why should you not also be just as concerned about what gets injected in your body when you get an annual flu shot?

Before you get jabbed with a hypodermic needle containing an annual flu shot, we recommend that you require your healthcare worker to fill out and sign the Physician’s Warranty of Vaccine Safety. If he/she won’t sign it — or if he/she has refused to take the same annual flu shot that he/she is personally administering — beware!

Furthermore, before you get an annual flu shot, we also recommend reading “Ten questions about flu vaccines that doctors and health authorities refuse to answer.”

More Resources

For your convenience in further researching getting an annual flu shot, we are providing links to these articles:

We have provided many links to articles from a couple of websites on this page.

For your convenience, we are providing here the general non-handpicked links to “flu” on their sites so you can read other information for yourself:


At the end of the video embedded below — “Powerful Profile of a Flu Vaccine Victim” — Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and President of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center, made this appeal:

“Become an educated consumer. It’s your health, your family, your choice.”

truck drivers money saving tip iconMoney saving tip: The natural way to strengthen your immune system so that your risk of contracting the flu is lowered is through getting an adequate amount of Vitamin D.

Read articles from about this, particularly “Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza.” also provides (with email registration) a free download of a document entitled “The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D.” (Note: used to sell the Kindle version of this book but no longer.)

The most natural way to get Vitamin D is by exposure to the sun. Your body will make it.

Consider the benefits of preventing contracting the flu (influenza) through eating well, getting enough exercise and increasing your immunity naturally rather than getting something injected into your body.

Even if you can get a discount on an annual flu shot, you need to understand that once your immune system is compromised, it may be too late.

We strongly recommend boosting one’s immune system with 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils or blends.

Return from An Annual Flu Shot: Should Truckers Take the Risk? to our Health and Wellness page or our Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips home page.

Disclaimer: We are not health care providers and do not offer medical advice; however,we are committed to sharing with you information that can save you money.

When it comes to your health and wellness, you need to understand your choices.

Regarding the three schools of thought listed above, ask yourself, “Who stands to benefit or be harmed by taking a certain course of action?”

If you decide to get your annual flu shot after considering the evidence above, that is your choice.



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