Whilst governments around the world maximize their flu vaccine targets for this year, pushing the vaccine onto younger and younger children, last year two sets of parents were left wishing they had ignored their advice.
Story # 1 – Nine Year Old Marysue Left Visually Impaired and Paralyzed
Marysue was a happy, healthy little girl, who loved nothing more than to run and play and sing in the church choir. Four days after receiving last year’s routine flu vaccine however, she was left visually impaired, totally paralyzed and needing 24 hour a day nursing care from her family.
Nine year old Marysue, from Tampa, Florida, received her flu vaccination on November 21st 2013 and within days was left fighting for her life in hospital.
10 News stated:
“Four days after getting the vaccine, Marysue fell ill with a rare viral infection of the brain called Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).”
Director of Infectious Diseases Dr. Juan Dumois, from the All Children’s Hospital told reporters that:
“Developing the illness, for which there is no way to predict or prevent, from a flu shot happens.” (own emphasis)
After his somewhat flippant remark, he then tried to backtrack by saying that he still recommended that children receive the flu vaccine because ADEM can also be contracted by catching the flu and stated:
“If I get the flu I’m far more likely to get ADEM than from the flu vaccine.” 
However, despite Dr. Dumois’s reassurances, Marysue’s parents remain unconvinced, saying that they believe the vaccine was responsible for their daughter’s serious health problems.
Marysue’s Parents Tell Their Version of the Story on Fund Raising Website
Telling her story on a gofundme campaign, set up to raise enough money for a new bedroom for her daughter that is large enough to accommodate a hospital bed, Marysue’s mother tells of the day her daughter received the flu shot and the events that followed.
“On November 20, 2013, received her annual flu shot. Then, on the evening of November 25, 2013, she played freeze tag with her friends, ate her dinner and went to bed. Marysue was fine when her father and I turned in around ten that night. The next morning, she did not get up at six as she normally did. I went in to check on her. When I called her, she did not respond. I attempted to wake her and could not at first. Finally, she opened her eyes but she did not speak to me which was not normal for her.
I immediately called Stephen (her father). We called 911; they sent an ambulance. After they evaluated her, they told me to get in the ambulance. I had to ride in the front. I later found out that on the way to the hospital she had a seizure. Later, we were told that during the night she had a previous seizure with lack of oxygen.” 
Note: (Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin – the protective covering of nerve fibers. Although it can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, vaccinations are also a known cause.) 
Their ongoing campaign has managed to raise nearly $12,000 from people touched by her tragic story but in reality their kind donations are just a drop in the ocean compared with the figure Marysue’s parents need, to redesign their house and buy their daughter a van large enough to accommodate her wheelchair.
Story # 2 – Healthy Nineteen Year Old Killed By the Flu Shot
Marysue, was not the only child to suffer devastating adverse reactions from the Flu vaccine last year. A healthy, active nineteen year old male from Utah, was also reported to have had a severe adverse reaction from the vaccine.
Chandler Webb had his whole life ahead of him the day that he was vaccinated with his first ever flu vaccination. Lori Webb, Chandler’s mother, told Fox News that the day after he received the vaccine, he became severely ill, suffering from severe headaches, shaking and vomiting. Fearing the worse, she immediately took her son to Salt Lake Hospital where he fell into a coma.
Sadly, Chandler never recovered from the coma and 28 days later a decision was made to turn off his life support.
His mother says that she has been left in no doubt that the flu vaccine was responsible for Chandler’s death and made the following statement to Fox News:
“He was so healthy. He was pure. He should have been able to fight the flu. I wish he would have gotten the flu rather than this vaccination.” 
Once again health officials told the public that it was unlikely the flu vaccine was responsible for Chandler’s death and emphasized that the flu vaccine was safe.
However, despite health officials everywhere burying their heads in the sand and ignoring the facts, Chandler was just one of 1,080 flu vaccine deaths reported last year.
At Least 93,000 Adverse Reactions Reported Last Year
According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NIVC), the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) received a massive 93,000 reports of adverse reactions following last year’s flu vaccine. These included 1,080 deaths and 8,888 hospitalizations.
“As of November 2013, there have been more than 93,000 reports of reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following influenza vaccinations made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), including 1,080 related deaths, 8,888 hospitalizations, 1,801 related disabilities and over 1,700 cases of GBS. In 2013 the Federal Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) voted to add GBS to the Vaccine Injury Table within the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). 
It is only when you take into consideration that these figures only represent the adverse reactions reported in the US, can you even begin to appreciate the true extent of the problem.
At this time of year there are advertisements on the flu vaccine just about everywhere you go and yet despite many doctors and health officials insisting that the flu vaccines are safe and effective, reports from around the World tell a different story.
Before parents decide to have their child vaccinated with years flu vaccination, they should ask themselves whether or not this particular vaccine is worth the risk.