OKLAHOMA CITY –
The flu vaccine is always strongly recommended, but one Oklahoma City woman says the flu shot nearly paralyzed her. She says she got the vaccine five years ago and has been working with doctors and attorneys ever since to prove her case to the federal government.
Once a bubbly, active freshman at the University of Oklahoma, Sydney Rich had asthma, but says it was the H1N1 flu shot in 2010 that drastically changed her life three months after she got the vaccine.
“I was in a coma for about three weeks, and then when I woke up I couldn’t move,” Sydney said.
Now five years later, at 22 years old, Sydney is wheelchair-bound and can barely move the left side of her body.