The CDC, hospitals and doctor's offices around the country are intent on pushing the pneumococcal vaccine as a safe and effective way to reduce the burden of pneumonia on society.

It's touted as being especially important for the elderly population to get this vaccine, as they are not only more prone to GET pneumonia, but more prone to dying from it or becoming critically ill.

But This Study says it "does not appear to be effective in preventing pneumonia".

Not effective in preventing pneumonia?!

Importantly, this study was done as a "metanalysis". A metanalysis is a study that is done to look at all of the studies that have been done on a subject, like a drug, to get a big picture view of the results of all the studies combined.

This is very important because individual studies may be biased, be very small or have other problems. A metanalysis takes all this into account. They dismiss studies that have major flaws and generally only look at high quality studies.

In this case 21 studies were examined with a total of over 100,000 test subjects. And the conclusion is that the pneumococcal vaccine doesn't work.

Yet hospitals across the country spend millions of dollars unnecessarily in order to follow the regulations issued by the CDC that push these vaccines that contain "preservatives" like mercury, formaldehyde and coal tar.

Along with the equally questionable flu vaccine, hundreds of thousands of people- particularly the elderly -are pushed to get large amounts of these "preservatives" injected into their bodies for the sake of the virtually nonexistent benefit of reducing their incidence of disease!

So, do your due diligence and please question your medical authorities when they suggest that you get the pneumococcal vaccine.

Author's Bio: 

Kerri Knox, RN
Functional Medicine Practitioner