(NaturalNews) A flu vaccine manufactured by Novartis is killing people in Italy, with the death toll now rising to 13 people according to a reports from The Age, News.com and WAtoday.com.au.   
"The number of people who have died in Italy after being administered a flu vaccine made by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has risen to 13," say reports.
The deaths occurred "within 48 hours of being administered the [vaccine]" and Italian health authorities have issued a partial ban on the vaccination batches believed to be causing the fatalities.
Because flu vaccines are falsely assumed by governments to be 100% safe -- despite the mounting evidence of their dangers and the fact that they contain toxic mercury -- the global media usually ignores vaccination adverse effects and fatalities. Even this story covering the 13 fatalities dutifully carried a denial from official government health authorities, saying "The Italian Medical Agency (AIFA) has warned against panic and stressed there is not proof yet that it was the vaccine that led to the deaths."
More recent research I conducted in the last few weeks has found extremely high levels of toxic aluminum in vaccines as well. Those data will be published soon here on Natural News.
It is an irrefutable fact that vaccines are intentionally formulated with mercury and aluminum -- both toxic metals that compromise human health when injected into the body. Mercury is, of course, a toxic heavy metal linked to birth defects, spontaneous abortions, kidney failure and neurological damage. Aluminum, used as an inflammatory adjuvant in vaccines, is linked to Alzheimer's and dementia.
What keeps killing people who receive flu shots and HPV vaccines?
Despite the presence of mercury and aluminum in many vaccines, the quantities of these metals typically used in vaccines are unlikely to cause death within 48 hours after inoculation. When people are killed by flu vaccines, the far more likely explanation is a serious quality control failure during the manufacture of the vaccine which might have introduced unusually high concentrations of toxic metals or deadly viral strains which were not properly inactivated (and thus infected the victims).
Vaccine manufacturers are granted absolute legal immunity in the United States. No person damaged by vaccines can file suit against vaccine companies in the civil courts. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that the legal immunity granted to vaccine manufacturers overrides the Supreme Court itself, essentially declaring that the United States Constitution was nullified by the unprecedented legal protections granted to vaccine manufacturers.
Vaccine injury program riddled with failures
A recent Associated Press investigation found the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in America to be riddled with outrageous failures and contradictions. As the AP reported on Nov. 21 of this year: 
The AP found that the program has heaped additional suffering on thousands of families, including delays that have stretched a decade or more.
The Government Accountability Office's report noted how a program established a generation ago to help children injured by government-recommended vaccinations such as measles and chicken pox is now dominated by claims filed by adults who received a flu shot. Those cases typically claim that the adult suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, in which the immune system attacks the nerves.
Anyone considering a flu shot should think twice about the risk of harm or death associated with such injections. Far safer and more effective strategies for preventing the flu include vitamin D supplementation, boosting immune function with appropriate herbs, increasing intake of vitamin C during winter months, improving restful sleep, increasing zinc uptake and practicing improved personal hygiene (such as washing your hands before touching food you're about to eat).