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Saved 10/22/09 to Citizen 4.0

Girl gets a Flu shot and now can only walk backwards


Anyone know if this is for real or a hoax?? It is so scary

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JessieSP JessieSP 4 years 42 weeks
Hopefully she'll get better. But I don't think this vaccine will affect others like this. I agree, there had to be something else wrong with her before this shot.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 4 years 45 weeks
IF this is true then how sad for her. But it should not make people shy TOO much away from the vaccine. Everyone is different and clearly something within her system reacted in the wrong manner.
ladymodest ladymodest 4 years 45 weeks
How tragic. You have to take a step back and respect what you've got when you see something like this.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 4 years 47 weeks
My heart breaks for this young lady. :cry:
StolzeMama StolzeMama 4 years 47 weeks
Food is a neccesity, vaccine for an inconvenience is not.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 47 weeks
I don't understand the "no foreign substances in my body" argument. Not singling you out Hain, but it just made me think of that. :) I mean, unless you're on a raw food diet, chances are you're putting foreign substances in your body. And in some instances, you're putting more of the same substance in your body through the food you eat than the vaccine itself.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 4 years 47 weeks
I nevere get the regulare flu shot, so Im not getting H1N1 either. I'm pretty sure I've already had it, and 4 of my friends have been confirmed cases already. I'd rather get the piggy flu than risk getting the vaccine and putting foreign substances into my body.
snarkypants snarkypants 4 years 47 weeks
i know! i hang out with a morbid bunch :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 47 weeks
Well that's nice of your friend Snarky! :)
snarkypants snarkypants 4 years 47 weeks
they did interview a woman who came down with similar symptoms on 60 minutes a few weeks ago. it wasn't from this vaccine, but from the last big flu scare in the 70s. she might have GBS, i don't remember. either way, i don't think stories like this should be used to start panic, which might be why the media isn't covering it. i know, the media being responsible. SHOCKER. anyway, the chances of this happening are slim, so they shouldn't be causing panic. i'm still not getting the vaccination, but i am not at risk. besides, in the very rare circumstance that i end up dying of swine flu, my friends will honor me with a pig roast.
Jillness Jillness 4 years 47 weeks
Wow, that is so sad. And it must be even harder to deal with since it happened so suddenly.
kastarte2 kastarte2 4 years 47 weeks
Yeah, I watched a little Anderson Cooper and some other CNN news coverage this morning and there was no mention of it. CNN :heart: drama so if this were true, they would have run it as their top story. :shrug:
starangel82 starangel82 4 years 47 weeks
I'm going with either a hoax or Guillain-Barré.
hausfrau hausfrau 4 years 47 weeks
yea Kas thats what I was thinking which leads me to believe it's likely a hoax
Roarman Roarman 4 years 47 weeks
It is suspicious Kas.
kastarte2 kastarte2 4 years 47 weeks
I wonder why we aren't seeing this all over the place. :ponder: You would think the fear and drama loving cable news networks would be featuring this girl all over the place.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 4 years 47 weeks
If this is not a hoax, I truly feel sorry for this girl. Such a horrible symptom/syndrome to have controlling your body and daily movement. I will not be getting the flu or swine flu shot(s). Not just because of this story, mainly for the fact I do not trust the vaccines. The ingredients are not chemicals (or in my opinion, toxins) that I want in my body. Thimerosal is not the only controversial ingredient. There is also: Aluminum, Formaldehyde, Ethylene Glycol, Phenol. Those ingredients are only for the basic flu shot and depending on the "brand" there may be other harmful (mainly in the long term) ingredients. Instead, I am stocking up on herbal supplements (Black Elderberry, Honey Propolis, Teas, etc..) getting extra Vit.D, upping intake of key nutrients from produce and overall, being watchful of those around me & not touching my eyes, nose or mouth. Also, CleanWell hand sanitizer is a must (IMO.)
Roarman Roarman 4 years 47 weeks
I beleive it was thought that the previous swine flu vaccine of the 1970s was causing GBS, but a link was never found. This new swine flu vaccine was created in the same way the seasonal flu vaccine was. There is no difference. The shot will contain Thimerosol just like the season flu does. The risks are the same.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 47 weeks
Yeah Roar...it's the buzz word Thimerosal (which is about half mercury) people are most freaked out about. I think the vaccine contains about 20 micrograms of mercury, which is less than what you'd find in a can of tuna. The intranasal vaccine contains the weakened (attenuated) strain of the live virus. It doesn't have Thimerosol. The intramuscular vaccine is a killed virus, which requires the Thimerosol preservative.
hausfrau hausfrau 4 years 47 weeks
I heard about GBS with H1N1. Another blog I read, someone had commented that her sister is an ER nurse and they had a meeting about it and are now encourgaging them NOT to get the vaccine. Who knows. Take that for whatever a comment on the Internet is worth! :)
Tulipe Tulipe 4 years 47 weeks
@ Roar, I think they said it was the seasonal flu.
Roarman Roarman 4 years 47 weeks
Its the preservative Themarisol (sp) that people are concerned about right? That is easily solved by getting the mist or if available the preservative free shot if you don't want the live virus or can't have it for some reason. Sensational stories like this always go for the scare and leave out the important information.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 4 years 47 weeks
I agree Kas. A million weird and random side effects can happen with virtually every "safe" thing in our lives. But since this vaccine is new (although the technology itself isn't new at all), people are going to freak out about it.
Roarman Roarman 4 years 47 weeks
Whatever the disease and wether it happened because of the shot, this is awful. The poor girl. Was it the seasonal flu vaccine or the H1N1?
StolzeMama StolzeMama 4 years 47 weeks
Kas- I totally thought it was fake at first, i mean she can walk backwards and run fine. I mean really, it's human nature to be skeptical of something so wacky.