Here’s the sad story of one of the 30,000 people the CDC admits will be maimed or killed by swine flu (H1N1) vaccines this year, in this case it was the seasonal flu shot she got. This may be a rare side effect, but this girl was healthy and had no idea this would happen. I think I’d rather have the flu personally and be back to myself in a week or less.
Here’s some interesting statistics on the flu shot: The Truth about the Flu Shot
NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot
Flowing long brown hair, a beautiful face and adoring husband are features that describe Desiree Jennings and her life. However, her life today is changed forever –for the worse–from where it existed only a few short weeks ago. Less than a month ago, Desiree was a Redskins footaball team cheerleader, marathon runner and energetic fast-moving athlete. Today, Desiree has seizures, speaks in a painfully halted manner that is often incoherent and has neurological damage that is irreperable.The culprit: the flu shot.
Desiree, 25, was diagnosed by her therapist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD as having dystonia, a brain disorder which causes body jerks, and abnormal or repetitive movements because the muscles in her body are continously contracting. She had no prior health issues and had decided to take the flu shot to prevent herself from getting sick. Though health officials assert that Desiree’s case is rare, it is clear that not only the recent H1N1 vaccine is a cause for concern, but the common flu shot should alert people to make a careful consideration when getting the shot which is often available for free.
Every year in this country 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu, more than 30,000 people die from the flu and 200,000 are hospitalized.
Flu shots are highly recommended for:
- people that are 50 or older
- children ages 6 months to 5 years
- pregnant women
- healthcare workers
- people with chronic medical conditions, like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, dialysis patients, respiratory diseases, heart disease, AIDS, and high blood pressure.
- people who live with others who are at risk for flu-related complications.
When Desiree became ill after getting the shot, she and her husband notified authorities of her condition and requested an investigation be done to see if the batch of flu vaccine was tainted. Authorities told the Jennings and FOX 5 news in DC that the batch was not tainted. However her case of dystonia is still attributed to the shot and there is no answer as to why Desiree was stricken with dystonia after getting her flu shot.