11/03/2015 / By Julie Wilson
A nine-year-old girl from the Texas coast is bedridden at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston after being injured by a flu shot, according to a recent report by KRTK-TV.
Brianna Browning, a fourth-grader from Crystal Beach, Texas, was “perfectly healthy” before being injected with a flu vaccine at Bolivar Peninsula School.
Now, she is paralyzed from the waist down and completely blind. Her symptoms started about eight hours after receiving a flu shot when her mother said she began “profusely vomiting,” which continued into the next day.
Browning received the shot on Thursday, and by Saturday she was paralyzed from the waist down, said her parents, adding that it appeared as if she had had a seizure.
Doctors have diagnosed Browning with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), which is known to be triggered by vaccines.
It’s unclear what type of flu shot the young girl received.
A Galveston County family is convinced their daughter has suffered a rare reaction to the flu shot and now they are searching for answers.
Brianna Browning, 9, has been in the hospital since October 17th. Her parents say one day she was healthy and the next, she was paralyzed and losing her vision.
“It’s horrible. It kills us,” said Johnny Alexander, the girl’s stepfather.
The 4th grader who loves to run, jump and play in the sand got a flu shot at her school on Bolivar Peninsula October 15th. Then her health went downhill.
“Eight hours later she was profusely vomiting and again Friday morning. Saturday, she was paralyzed from the waist down, blind and seemed like she had a seizure,” Brenda Faulk, Brianna’s mother told Eyewitness News.
Brianna is currently at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Medical Center. Her parents say doctors don’t yet know what happened or why but the parents are convinced it has something to do with the flu shot.
“We know in our hearts this was the flu vaccine that made her ill,” Alexander said.
“She was perfectly healthy. No symptoms, no sickness,” added Faulk.
To donate to Brianna Brown’s GoFundMe page, click here. Her family will use the money to pay for a wheelchair and lift, medication and in-home healthcare.
Since the majority of mainstream media receives huge amounts of advertising dollars from vaccine makers, it’s no surprise that KTRK-TV added somewhat of a disclaimer to their report when they cited a public health director who insisted that “flu shots are extremely safe.”
If they’re “extremely safe,” then why is a once healthy young girl paralyzed from the waist down immediately after getting a flu shot?
Dr. Umair Shah, the Executive Director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services is quoted in the report as saying that reactions to flu shots are “mostly mild”; however, nothing could be further from the truth.
Adults and children are injured by vaccines far too often.
So often that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), which protects vaccine makers from being liable for the harm caused by their products, has paid $3 billion in compensation since 1989 to victims or the families of victims injured by vaccines.
That’s over $115 million each year paid to those injured by vaccines.
While Dr. Shah was referring to flu shots when he said the reactions are “mostly mild,” this is the same rhetoric used by vaccine pushers to describe the risk of vaccines in general.
However, to illustrate the dangers of flu shots specifically, think about this: In 2014, the NVICP recognized 180 cases of vaccine injuries, and of those, 134 cases received compensation. Out of the 134 cases that received compensation, 79 of the settlements were for the flu shot, which included three deaths.
So there you have it, not only are reactions to flu shots not uncommon, but flu shots may possibly be one of the most dangerous vaccines out there.
To read about people who were vaccinated against the flu, but still perished from the flu, click here.