Shelby Allen - 17 Year Old Hospitalized after COVID Vaccine


Shelby Allen, a 17 year old, was hospitalized after her COVID Vaccine because she couldn't feel her arms and legs.


 I’m on the bowling team in Dyer County and I noticed when I was throwing the ball, I couldn’t feel my arm and legs. So, I was freaking out. 


Her parents took her to the doctor in Jackson, Tennessee. Gracie is now being treated at Le Bonheur in Memphis for a rare condition known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome.


“When we got in, my doctor … told me right off the bat what she thought it was. She said ‘you have Guillain-Barré,’” Allen said.


Dr. Nick Hysmith, the medical director of infection prevention at Le Bonheur, said GBS is where “the body’s immune system gets a little bit confused and targets your nerve cells, and that leads to weakness.”


He said the adverse reaction is “extremely rare” and advised people to still get vaccinated.  😱