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ASHBURN, Va. -- Desiree Jennings thought it would be a good idea to get the seasonal flu shot. Her job offered incentives for it, and she didn't want to get sick.
Ten days after she got the shot at a Reston Safeway, she did get sick.
"I got flu-like symptoms -- nausea, vomiting, body aches, fever -- then was lethargic for a week and started blacking out," said Jennings, an AOL employee and Washington Redskins ambassador hoping to one day be a cheerleader for the team, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reported.
Doctors couldn't figure out why her ability to speak and walk were so adversely
Originally posted by ShiftTrio
The bottom line is the odds are still higher you will die from the flu, then the flu shot. So if your a gambler, do what you have to do. Personally, I have not had a flu shot in a few years, caught the flu every time. The 2 years I did take it, I felt great all winter.
Reminds me to go get a flu shot.
Originally posted by Chovy
Everyone who gets the flu shot is going to get sick. This is the first of Many cases.
Originally posted by qwerty123
And if things get really contagious, I've got my NIOSH-approved face masks and won't be afraid to wear them in public (this is quite accepted in other countries).
Originally posted by Jenna
What I found amusing though was someone actually wore one into a restaurant, took it off to eat, and then put it back on two nights ago. Like anything floating in the air was really going to leave him alone long enough for him to enjoy a steak dinner. Those are only useful if you leave them on and in place the entire time you're out and about. If you're going to take it off or pull it away from your face at all when in crowded places then you might as well not even wear it since that defeats the purpose.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420.
There are too many occurrences as such happening and the mother of my daughter WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME when I tell her not to bring her to get this shot...
There were reports of GBS affecting some people who had received swine flu immunizations in the 1976 U.S. outbreak of swine flu. Overall, there were about 500 cases of GBS—25 of which resulted in death from severe pulmonary complications— which, according to Dr. P. Haber, were probably caused by an immunopathological reaction to the 1976 swine flu vaccine. Other influenza vaccines have not been linked to GBS, though caution is advised for certain individuals, particularly those with a history of GBS.
[edit on 15-10-2009 by memarf1]
Originally posted by qwerty123
Yeah, that's pretty funny and scary. And most people don't know that you have to be careful taking off masks after wearing them. You can't just grab the front and pull off, because you have to think of the outside as being contaminated with viruses picked up during the day.