Your concern is obvious and I respect your question. The H1N1 vaccine is being watched very carefully this year. No one has died of the vaccine to our knowledge nor has there been any paralysis linked directly to the vaccine in the medical literature at this time. The safety of this vaccine is the same safety of any seasonal yearly vaccine which comes to medical care.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
My mother recieved the H1N1 shot and actually had motor paralysis where she could see and hear but could not move her body for over an hour then came out and was fine then went back in two more times. Has anyone ever heard of this happening to anyone else. Are they having any other symptoms after the fact.
I just came back from the hospital where I've visited my cousin (in London, UK). She had the H1N1 vaccination earlier this year (2010). She is completely paralysed from her middle down to the toes and it's already been a week. She has no feeling and no movement at all in her legs. That's what made me start my research.
Her condition started by strong pain in the legs that just got worse when she lied down. She gradually lost the use of her legs within the following 20minutes until she had no use of them at all and also no feeling in them.
Obviously we have no proof that this is due to her vaccination earlier this year but I assume it seems like the only "more obvious" reason at all.
She was perfectly healthy before this happened (at 34yrs of age)
My right vocal cord is paralyzed as a result of the Swine flu (H1N1) vaccine. It happen 3 weeks after getting the shot and all my other test results indicate that I am a perfectly normal 39 year old, other than the paralysis. I have trouble swallowing liquids, some days can only whisper and struggle to speak everyday. My neurologist has confirmed that it is a result of the shot. Not everyone always makes that connection and often times it is not reported.