By Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live
A Wisconsin health care worker Katherine McQuestion received her flu vaccine as usual and later died from the flu.
According to WISN, McQuestion’s mother said her daughter had received a flu shot as part of her job as a radiology technician while she worked at St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie.
Kenosha County Health Officer Cynthia Johnson shrugged the incident off as a fluke and used this opportunity to urge people to get vaccinated.
“For the majority of people, they should get vaccinated because this is a very unusual case, and it typically doesn’t happen,” Johnson said.
The concerning thing is Johnson seems unaware that the CDC on December 3rd rendered the 2014 flu vaccine useless as published by Reuters.
“the CDC sent an advisory to doctors noting that one component of this year’s flu vaccine was only partially protective against the predominant flu virus, known as influenza A (H3N2), which has mutated since the current flu shots were made. DC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said it takes four months to make a new flu vaccine even using newer cell-based technologies, too long to be helpful in the current flu season.“, Frieden told Reuters.
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