You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Heartbroken Mother: Healthy Teenage Son Died After Routine Flu Shot

As seen on Fox and Friends

A heartbroken Utah mother shared her story on Fox and Friends this morning following the death of her 19-year-old son.

Chandler Webb became severely ill the day after receiving his first ever flu shot in October. Lori Webb said her son started vomiting and shaking, so she took him to a hospital in Salt Lake City.


FOLLOW UP: Dr. Siegel Calls Death 'One in a Million' Scenario


One day later he fell into a coma and was taken off life support after 28 days.

Webb now questions whether the routine vaccine was responsible for the death of her son, who was set to depart on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She says doctors tested her son for many diseases, even rabies, but didn't consider that the flu vaccination could have been a factor until "the very end."

Webb said there's "no doubt" in her mind that if they had focused on the flu vaccine from the start that her son would still be alive.

"It was a nightmare. No family should have to go through that," she told Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

"He was so healthy. He was pure. He should have been able to fight the flu. I wish he would have gotten the flu rather than this vaccination," said Webb.

About 130 million Americans receive the flu vaccine each year and serious side effects are considered extremely rare.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah health officials are aware of the case, but would not comment on the cause of death or whether there is an investigation taking place. The state has never recorded a death as being caused by the flu vaccine.

Watch the full interview above.


DEBATE: Do Benefits of Vaccines Outweigh the Risks?


Whooping Cough Resurgence Blamed on Parents Refusing to Vaccinate


Posted in: 
Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, 'The Guardian Angel,' here.