Monique Morgan says that the flu shot her husband Shane had on November 2nd sent him to the ICU.

Just one day after receiving his flu shot, Las Vegas man Shane Morgan went from perfectly healthy to unable to speak, walk, or breathe on his own. He has been hospitalized for the last 2 weeks.

“At the start of November, Shane and his wife Monique like most couples were planning for the holidays, and with family and young infants coming to town they decided to get the flu shot.

‘About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,’ Monique said as she sat next to her husband in his hospital bed.

Shane started complaining that he couldn’t feel his legs or arms so his wife rushed him to Centennial Hills Hospital, where he spent 4-days on a ventilator in the ICU.”1

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Although it pains us to share stories like this we simply must inform the public. We have to continue to get this message out there.

Yes GBS can cause symptoms that last for a few weeks and most recover, but many people have long-term nerve damage. And it can cause death due to breathing difficulty. While rare, it’s estimated that 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS every year in the US. And if they are getting it after getting a totally unnecessary flu shot, they should be informed about their GBS risks.

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One doctor interviewed was quick to point out that the flu shot can’t give you GB but that it’s your body’s response to the shot. So, if our body responds this way, why aren’t scientists trying to figure out WHY? (If you take something that gives you a disease, isn’t that thing really just giving you the disease? Isn’t this just semantics?)

“Infection with the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common risk factors for GBS. People also can develop GBS after having the flu or other infections (such as cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus). On very rare occasions, they may develop GBS in the days or weeks after getting a vaccination.”3

The same doctor went on to say that they don’t want people to be afraid of getting a flu shot because they save lives. But I think people are starting to wake up and realize that a shot with an effectiveness rate of 10% some years isn’t really doing much.

The Morgan’s say that no one in their family will get the flu shot. Ever again.

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Shane has a long road to recovery ahead of himself. But his family is there to help him. And if you are able and can help, the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with their expenses.

SOURCE:

  1. NBC 3 News Las Vegas
  2. WOAY TV, ABC
  3. WOAY TV, ABC
  4. WOAY TV, ABC