Woman gets surgery to save her arm after complications from flu shot
Extensive surgery was done on a fitness and yoga instructor after she got her flu shot.
Jacalyn Broze went to the doctor to get her shot in 2017. She does it every other year, but the last one she got that last year changed her life.
Right before the day even ended, Broze knew something was up. She was feeling excruciating pain in her shoulder.
Broze went to the pharmacy where she purchased the shot, and she was told it could be temporary soreness, which was normal after vaccine administration.
Weeks had passed, and Broze’s chiropractor noticed that her right arm and shoulder were sloping. Alarmed, Broze went to see several doctors.
Eventually, she found out what was wrong. “The surgeon had me do another MRI, and everything had fallen off. A complete tear of the rotator cuff,” Broze said.
After Broze found out, she immediately took action and had undergone a surgery to fix the tear in her shoulder. Following the successful operation, she had been working to get her mobility back to normal.
She said, “I would not tell anyone not to get a shot, but just being careful how it’s given.”
According to him, SIRVA is an extremely rare condition. The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency reported that they give out 60,000 to 80,000 shots in a year, and they had never encountered a SIRVA case in a decade.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control still recommends that people over the age of six months have to get their flu vaccine annually.