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Bryan Johnson, KomoNews.com
October 29, 2009
PUYALLUP, Wash. — A nationwide swine flu shot effort might come up short with only 140 million doses ready by October.
The feds say health workers and pregnant women will be top the vaccination list, but one local couple has a warning.
Jerry Emmons got a tetanus and a pneumonia shot in June. Now he’s in a wheelchair. His legs are paralyzed, and his arms weak.
The shots had caused the Guillain-Barre syndrome.
“I could be over this is in six to eight months. I could be up and walking again,” said Emmons. “Yeah, I hope.”
“I have to be here 24-7,” said wife Jo Ann Emmons. “It’s like taking care of a baby again, and it is not fair to Jerry.”
The Centers for Disease Control says inoculations can trigger the progressive and paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome. The Emmons worry about plans for a massive swine flu vaccination program.
“I’m having no more shots for flu, no more shots for nothing,” said Jerry Emmons.
In 1976, one person died of swine flu. A national vaccination program was stopped because 25 died of reactions, including the Guillain-Barre syndrome.
“Whenever there is a mass vaccination, there will be some deaths,” said neurologist Dr. Ashish Trevedi.
Trevedi says only one in perhaps 100,000 will get the syndrome. If it’s recognized early, it is 90 percent treatable. Jerry Emmons’ trouble: five doctors had no idea what was wrong.
Trevedi says that’s a huge problem.
“The general medical community, emergency rooms — they should be aware of warning signs, symptoms,” he said.
Trevedi says he and his family will get flu shots.
He says remember hundreds of thousands could die from flu. [Ed. Note: That's if we grant, all evidence to the contrary, that the virus will somehow mutate into a stronger flu than it presently is.]
The new swine flu vaccine will arrive in Seattle at Group Health next week, and tests could begin the following week. Doctors will monitor the process closely.
The Guillain-Barre syndrome’s symptoms appear two to four weeks after an inoculation, and include tingling and deep leg pain. Jerry Emmons’ doctor says it may take him eight months to recover.
The Emmons say that their biggest problem right now is that Jerry Emmons finds it all but impossible to get into the family car.
The only thing that they really need is a vehicle that he could use until he recovers.
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