9-year-old girl goes blind, becomes paralyzed after flu shot

UNDATED (KUTV) — A family is searching for answers after their 9-year-old daughter suddenly lost her vision and her ability to move.

The 4th grader from Crystal Beach, Texas has been in a hospital bed since October 17th, when she suddenly became blind and paralyzed, CNN reports.

Her parents say she got a flu vaccine 2 days before her health began deteriorating.

Eight hours after the shot, her parents say she was vomiting profusely. By Saturday, she was paralyzed from the waist down and blind after an apparent seizure.

Dr. Umair Shah, the executive director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, says Flue Shots are extremely safe and encourages everyone over the age of 6 months to get one.

“There are some cases, very rare, that a flu shot has a more reaction,” Shah said.

According to CNN, Brianna’s parents believe their daughter is a part of that small group.



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Now living in QLD raising her children on their traditional country, gathering food, learning the old art of building shelters, dance and the local language. For the past 20 years with her late Grandmother Maureen Watson and a dance group with 6 of her sisters Kaiyu travelled schools, festivals, events etc sharing the beauty of First Nations Culture through song and dance, stories, art, theatre, nursery rhymes, poetry etc and engaging all ages in different projects that inspire positive change. Also a poet, documentary maker, songwriter, artist, event organiser, media consultant, testing the waters of micro social enterprise by starting her own tshirt and sublimation printing business and with her own label, Kaiyu creates what she calls Freedom Threads.

After building their own home on Tribal Sovereign land, Kaiyu is now homeschooling and teaching the kids about making our own tinctures, learning about bushtucker and mushrooms, growing food, building with aircrete, setting up wind turbines, composting toilets and ram water pumps... Really learning what it truly means to thrive. This is our Group where we share alot of what we do

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