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Cloud Watcher
November 17th, 2011, 02:08 PM
My oldest grandson joined the marines a year ago, and recently received the smallpox vaccine. He had a major reaction to it, including encephalitis and spent time in the hospital. He was released but is still on bedrest. How common are these serious reactions?

November 17th, 2011, 02:15 PM
My son is a Marine and has gotten alot of vaccines. Sounds like yours had a reaction to it, he is in my prayers for healing!!

November 17th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I got stuck with a whole lot of stuff when I was in, but never had a reaction

November 17th, 2011, 06:53 PM
From what I have read, 1-5%.

For instance, my husband wouldn't be able to get it, his medical history precludes it. People with his condition have died after getting the smallpox vaccine.

My sister almost died after getting a flu vaccine, a couple years ago. I get the flu, unvaccinated, about once every 10 years. I am really sick for one day, and slightly sick for a few more. Once the fever is gone I go out in public again.

It's my choice, and I have made it. I wouldn't work in the medical field because I hear you are forced to take every vaccine these days, or lose your job.

It seems like everyone I know who got a flu shot is really sick right now.