Heartbroken Mother: Healthy Teenage Son Died After Routine Flu Shot
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.
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.