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Father on Life Support After Getting Flu Shot, Family Blames Vaccine

•, By: Jay Greenberg

A Las Vegas father has been hospitalized in a critical condition after receiving his flu shot, which his wife blames for her husband's life-threatening condition.

Shane Morgan is currently on life-support in the Intensive Care Unit after contracting a rare disorder that has left him unable to move or speak, in need of a ventilator to breathe, and having to be fed through a tube.

Shane has developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which Monique Morgan says her husband Shane contracted "as a result" of the influenza vaccine which he received on Nov. 2.

"36 hours afterwards, he developed flu-like symptoms," said Mrs. Morgan.

Shane has been hospitalized since then, and a medical professional says this could be a rare disorder that's known to be linked to the flu vaccine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which a person's own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.

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