Pig-based flu vaccine leaves 29 dead in Toronto, but nearly one-third of parents say they’ll get it anyway

Two-thirds of parents in Toronto are “certain or somewhat likely” to get their children vaccinated against the dangerous pig-based vaccine that has left 29 dead and more than 500 hospitalized since 2001, a new survey found.

A majority of Toronto residents who are aware of the vaccine’s ingredients said they would consider giving it to their own children, according to the survey conducted by Think Research Corporation.

And even when people did not think their own child needed it, 36 percent of those polled said they would still get their own child vaccinated against the pig-based vaccine, which is used for flu, flu vaccines, and influenza preparations.

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When Think Research asked Toronto residents to rate their willingness to vaccinate their children against the banned vaccine called COVID-19, “the vast majority of those who were aware of the vaccine indicated they would protect their own child,” according to the press release, “yet, nearly half of those unaware of the vaccine indicated they would at least consider inoculating their own child.”

Lead researcher Matthew Long said: “Our most recent research strongly supports the use of COVID-19 against flu, flu vaccines, and flu preparations, even when the child is not in need. And those unaware of COVID-19’s potential health risks are even more likely to vaccinate their own children.”

Conducted from May 2-5, the survey took in responses from 546 adults 18 years old and over. The poll was done in association with organizers of Canada’s vaccine awareness week, Canada’s Public Health Agency, and Influenza Awareness Week.

The question asking about the vaccine came in response to an argument from a blogger, Grace Krause, who fears it is a dangerous vaccine because its ingredients contain a protein from the pig pig.

Still, researchers say the child vaccine was necessary because it contained these pig-based ingredients:

Papilloma virus (e.g., the virus that causes chicken pox)

Probacterium Polysaccharide (molecular structure of which includes pig collagen and pig fetidic acid)

Vitamin D3 (calcium, at the end of bacterial fragments)

Co-infused with a pig hormone called pituitary valine

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Researchers found half of the respondents said that the bacteria that causes chicken pox is harmful, whereas nearly 25 percent said that the two bacteria were only healthy for children to become immune to the chicken pox virus.

“Some parents and institutions continue to question the safety of COVID-19, citing the peanut content of the vaccine as well as the associated health concerns associated with its possible co-infused form with pituitary valine,” the researchers concluded.

But some people say they are not convinced they need to vaccinate, since almost all children will be vaccinated anyway.

“I don’t like vaccines,” one 22-year-old student told The Guardian. “Vaccines are very dangerous and I am going to be a healthy, independent adult in 20 years so I don’t think there is a need to vaccinate my children.”

After recent outbreaks of flu in parts of Toronto, one 22-year-old wrote to Toronto Public Health declaring in an email: “‘Your Toronto Public Health claim that vaccines are very safe are incorrect!! There are contaminated vaccines as well as needles that have improperly been used!!!”

SOURCE: Think Research Corporation, Canada’s Public Health Agency

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