Closed petition Ban FLU-mist shots taking place in Jersey nurseries and schools

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is an ingredient in the Flu-Mist immunisation. It is a neurotoxin (excitotoxin), this being sprayed up healthy children's nasal cavities, direct into the brain. I propose that parents who want the immunisation go to their doctors' surgery, or a centre hub is set up.

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Here are some documents to read. There is no evidence to show shedding does not take place. See 'contraindications' on pdf product sheet below.

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Ministers responded

This response was given on 22 October 2018

Strong evidence shows that the nasal flu vaccine is safe.

Strong evidence, following its use in millions of children in UK schools over five years, shows that the nasal flu vaccine safely prevents a large number of flu cases in children and reduces the spread of flu from children to babies, pregnant women, older grandparents and vulnerable others in our population.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is in lots of foods that we eat, such as bread, soup, ice cream as it helps make many of our foods tasty.

Glutamate occurs naturally in human breast milk, tomatoes and cheese.

Glutamate is made naturally from boiling a type of dried seaweed. Mixing it with ordinary salt (sodium) makes monosodium glutamate.

There is no direct passageway between the nose and the brain.