C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

Vaccines have been controversial for years, but the current debacle over the H1N1 flu vaccine may well be the biggest boondoggle yet. Rumors, claims, threats, and just plain nonsense have become the “cold” war of 2009, even exceeding the political fiascos. Conspiracy theories abound, from those that seriously state that the vaccine was developed to wipe out two-thirds of all people to–well what could be worse?


Now, do not get me wrong. I PERSONALLY WILL NOT TAKE THE VACCINE. Indeed, I do not take the usual flu vaccines. There are several reasons:

  • A significant percent of people get flu-like symptoms from the shot itself
  • There is good evidence that those who had 5 consecutive flu vaccinations in the 70’s have a marked increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • There are indeed toxins in most vaccines–aluminum, mercury, etc and these are cumulative

On the other hand Dr. Dave Morris convinced me 30 years ago that an intradermal dose of 0.1 cc given three times was just as effective as the 1 cc dose!? Less than a third of the dose–NO SIDE EFFECTS. And unequivocally there is a potential risk of death from the flu itself. What is a non-cuckoo approach?

Every adult should be on 50,000 units of vitamin D 3 once a week, with 100 mcg of K 2. All children should be on 50,000 units of D 3 and 100 mcg of K 2 once a month. At the onset of flu symptoms, adults should take 150,000 units of D 3 daily for 3 days. In children under 12, I would give 5000 units of D 3 daily for 3 days and at 12? and above at least 50,000 units of D 3 daily for 3 days. NO calcium for at least 5 days when on this high dose of D 3. If you decide to take the flu vaccine, I would also take the added D 3 for 3 days!!

Obviously there are all the other health enhancing recommendations—rest, hand washing, lots of fruits and veggies, vitamin C at least 2 grams daily and up to 10 grams at onset of a viral infection (can cause diarrhea–back off if needed). IV citamin C up to 100 grams in a vitamin/mineral balanced fluid will cure almost all acute viral infections. Of?course you have to find someone to give it! Personally I do not recommend TamiFlu (R). But if you do decide to take it, I would also take the extra vitamin D 3 as above. Incidentally, homeopathic oscillococcinum works well for many people if taken at onset of flu. Worth keeping on hand.