Grandmother dies from swine flu after she got the vaccine

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Medicine
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From the article:

A grandmother-of-three thought she was safe from swine flu after she had the vaccine months ago.

But Eleanor Carruthers, 68, from Merseyside became the latest victim of the outbreak on Saturday.

Mrs Carruthers was seriously ill with emphysema and lung cancer, but had had the flu vaccination in October to protect her from the illness.

Despite the step, she was rushed to the Royal Liverpool Hospital last week and later died. H1N1 (swine flu) was recorded as one of the main causes of her death.

She leaves behind three children and her husband Alf, 69. Today her daughter, Carole, 46, said they were all shocked by how quickly her condition deteriorated.

She said: ‘What we don’t understand is that mum had the vaccine in October, because she was in an at risk group.

‘And even though she was ill, she had been OK until her breathing worsened very quickly on Saturday morning.

‘It was such a sudden thing, she died that night.

I had been ill at New Year, and asked the doctors whether I should keep away from mum, but they said the vaccine would protect her from flu.’

She added: ‘I feel totally lost without her, both my brothers Alan and John do not know what to do.

‘My dad is so lost as well, he had known my mum since he was seven and they had been married for 47 years.

‘She was a happy loving woman, she would give you anything and go without herself. She was still so full of life and the family will not be whole without her at the centre.’

The NHS says the seasonal flu vaccine gives 70 to 80 per cent protection from flu.

That’s strange I can remember people that should know about this say that your 100% safe if you take the vaccine but I guess they where lying again.

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WOG out.

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