- Shane Morgan had the jab on November 2 to protect his baby son Briar from flu
- Less than two days later, he started to lose feeling in his arms and legs
- Rushed to hospital where he spent four days in intensive care on a ventilator
- Still in hospital, he has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome
A man has been left unable to see, walk, speak or breathe unassisted – just days after having the flu vaccine.
Shane and his wife Monique Morgan both had the jab on November 2 to help protect their eight-month-old son Briar against the virus.
Less than two days later, Mr Morgan started to lose feeling in his arms and legs.
After being rushed to Centennial Hills Hospital in Lone Mountain, Nevada, Mr Morgan spent four days on a ventilator in intensive care while baffled doctors tried to uncover what was wrong.
He was later diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognises as a ‘very rare’ side effect to vaccines.
Still in hospital, a friend said ‘there is no end in sight’ and Mr Morgan is facing ‘a long recovery’.
GBS occurs when a person’s immune system attacks the nerves that control sensation and movement.
This causes progressive paralysis that starts in the feet and moves up through the rest of the body.
It affects between 80 and 160 people a week in the US, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated, according to the CDC. Just one or two cases occur for every million flu vaccines given, data suggests.