Health / Local / News / Seen On WCCO-TV / Syndicated Local / Watch + Listen / Flu / Flu Shots / Hennepin Health / Kate Raddatz / Local TV

Twin Cities Woman Undergoes Arm Surgery After Flu Shot

Posted On: Oct 12, 2018   |   Posted By: CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A Twin Cities woman says she had to have surgery after getting a flu shot.
The condition is called SIRVA, which stands for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.” It can happen when a shot is injected too high or too deep into the shoulder.
Jacalyn Broze got her flu shot in 2017 like she did every other year, but this time it was different.
“I always get a flu shot,” Broze said. “Within 24 hours, I knew something... wasn't right.”
She had extreme pain in her shoulder. The grocery pharmacy where she got the shot told her it could be normal temporary soreness. But weeks later, her chiropractor noticed her right shoulder and arm were sloping. She saw several doctors before she got an answer.
“The surgeon had me do another MRI, and everything had fallen off. A complete tear of the rotator cuff,” Broze said.
She was told she had SIRVA - an injury to the muscle that occurs when a vaccine is administered improperly.
Dr. Elliot Francke has been a physician specializing in infectious...

Continue reading ...

 








Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

The Milwaukee Brewers have forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7 with a 7-2 win over the LA Dodgers. Read more ...

No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion. Read more ...

Saudi Arabia Is Wrapping Up Its Jamal Khashoggi Investigation, But More...

Saudi Arabia Is Wrapping Up Its Jamal Khashoggi Investigation, But More Credible Alternatives Remain

Fundamental questions remain about the journalist's death after the kingdom's Friday night announcement, and it's unlikely Saudi critics abroad will be satisfied. Read more ...

Viral obituary brings awareness, donations to nonprofit addiction recovery...

Viral obituary brings awareness, donations to nonprofit addiction recovery center

One woman's heartfelt obituary is touching the lives of families struggling with addiction across the globe. Read more ...

Out of this world: 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Out of this world: 12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Would you pay more than $600,000 for a chunk of the moon? Read more ...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers 7-2, send NLCS to Game 7

MILWAUKEE - Jesus Aguilar and the Milwaukee Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win... Read more ...

9-year-old Canadian cashes in on long lines for pot, sells out Girl Scouts...

9-year-old Canadian cashes in on long lines for pot, sells out Girl Scouts cookie supply

In the past, Elina has sold her cookies door-to-door and that took weeks, her dad said. Read more ...

Koepka keeps alive chance for No 1, leads by 4 in SKorea

Koepka keeps alive chance for No 1, leads by 4 in SKorea

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea - Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday to take a four-stroke... Read more ...

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn - here are the winning...

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn - here are the winning numbers

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn - here are the winning numbers: 65-53-23-15-70 Mega-ball: 7 The odds of winning the record-breaking $1 billion jackpot were... Read more ...

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion mark ahead of Friday drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot might need to alter its name because the current amount is now at $1 billion. Read more ...