12-Year-Old Boy Dies One Day After Flu Screening Turned Up Negative Despite Showing Symptoms

A sixth-grader who received the flu vaccination in December suddenly showed symptoms of the virus in early January, and tragically passed away just days later.

After 12-year-old Michael Messenger vomited while eating dinner with his family on Jan. 9, his mother, Jessica Decent-Doll, took him to an urgent care center near there home when he still felt ill the next evening. Physicians screened Michael for the flu, and tests for the virus came up negative. With his vitals coming back normal,...

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