Dr. Mark Geier discusses aspects of the flu vaccine
More deaths among otherwise healthy people are being reported all across the United States among children and adults who received this year’s flu vaccination. Here are a couple of the latest deaths being reported in local media stations
Kiera, Ayzlee, Amber, and Kristie had two things in common. They all got this year’s flu shot. They all were diagnosed with Type A Influenza, which is one of the Influenza strains contained each year in the flu shot, regardless of which version is given. Influenza Type B is also contained in yearly flu shots. Ayzlee was diagnosed with both Type A and Type B Influenza. Because of her age, it is likely that Ayzlee received the Flu Mist vaccine – a live virus vaccine. We do not know for sure which vaccines they received. All we know is that each of these formerly healthy, vibrant individuals got the flu shot. They (or their parents) thought they were protected and now they are gone.
Patrick Driscoll said that Kiera had been vaccinated against the flu. He said doctors confirmed that Kiera had contracted the same strain for which she had been vaccinated.
Another flu death of an otherwise healthy person after receiving the flu vaccine has been reported in Wisconsin. WISN in Wisconsin is reporting that 26-year-old Katherine McQuestion has died from flu complications, after she received the flu shot. Katherine was reportedly a newlywed, and was required to receive the flu shot as part of her employment. She was a radiology technician and worked at St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin according to WISN.
“Mom, I’ve never been this sick,” said Katie McQuestion, a 26-year-old radiology technician from Kenosha, Wisconsin, before being admitted to the emergency room for indications of sepsis. A month prior, Katie was forced by her employer to get a flu shot that started her downward spiral from the peak of health to severe illness and death.
The healthy, lively young woman had no prior medical conditions and never had flu before, but she developed flu-like symptoms during a trip out with her mother to shop for dresses. Katie was engaged to be married.
The following day, she was sent home sick from work. Two days later, she was admitted to the emergency room of St. Catherine’s Medical Center, where she had worked for three years. Twelve hours later, the hospital called Katie’s parents as her condition worsened.
“They told us sepsis had set in, and it was too late,” her mother said. “By that time, all her organs had begun to fail. There was nothing they could do.”
Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction caused by chemicals in the bloodstream that trigger severe inflammation.
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